Afghan Village Swept Away by Massive Landslide

Image: The scene of a landslide in Afghanistan
The scene of a landslide in Afghanistan on May 2.Courtesy Sayed Ihsan Taheri

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At least 350 people were killed and several hundred more are missing and feared dead after a village was buried by a huge landslip in a remote region of Afghanistan on Friday.

One-third of the 1,000 homes in the village of Aabe Barik in the Argun district of the mountainous Badahkshan province were completely covered by mud several feet deep, as heavy rains made access to the region very difficult for rescue teams.

The scene of a landslide in a remote region in Afghanistan on Friday.Courtesy Sayed Ihsan Taheri