Afghan earthquake triggers landslide, scores trapped

Posted on June 11, 2012


KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (Reuters) – More than 70 people were trapped in rubble after houses made of mud collapsed from two strong earthquakes on Monday that triggered a landslide in the mountains of northern Afghanistan, officials said.

A remote village in Baghlan province appeared to have taken the brunt of the damage, the provincial police chief said, adding that information was trickling in slowly from the site.

Asadullah Shirzad said more than 70 people were trapped in Dara Azara village, but he had no information about casualties so far.

“We have sent a rescue team. There is no report of dead or wounded yet.”


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