28 killed, 1,500 stranded in Afghan avalanches

By AP
February 9, 2010 13:30

 
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Avalanches on a mountain pass north of Kabul have killed at least 28 people, with another 1,500 stranded in their vehicles on snow-blocked roads, Afghan officials said Tuesday.

The Afghan Defense Ministry released a statement saying another 70 people have been injured and transported to hospitals as the military and police continued rescue efforts to dig out those trapped in the snow.

The avalanches took place Monday following heavy snows in the Salang Pass that links the Afghan capital with the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

President Hamid Karzai ordered authorities to make every effort possible to quickly reopen the pass and provide aid to those in need.

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