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Landslide in remote Afghan village leaves over 2,100 dead

More than 2,100 people have been killed in an Afghanistan landslide, the Provincial Governor's spokesman said. The landslide hit the north-eastern Badakshan region.

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More than 2,100 confirmed dead in Afghan landslide

More than 2,100 people are confirmed to have been killed in a huge landslide in a remote Afghanistan village, an official have said.

The provincial governor's spokesman confirmed the death toll - while the UN has said the immediate focus is now on the more than 4,000 people displaced by the devastating mudslide.

A renewed search for survivors of the landslide in Badakhshan province began earlier amid concern the unstable hillside may cave in again. Credit: AP Photo/Ahmad Zubair
Villagers and a few dozen police, equipped with only basic digging tools, attempted to renew the search for people when daylight broke. Credit: AP Photo/Ahmad Zubair
The Afghan military flew rescue teams to the area to help before the devastating confirmation of more than 2,100 deaths. Credit: AP Photo/Ahmad Zubair

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