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Latest update : 2010-02-10

A total of 160 bodies have been recovered from an area hit by avalanches in a treacherous mountain pass in northern Afghansitan, a provincial governor said Wednesday.

AFP - A total of 160 bodies have been recovered from an area hit by avalanches in a treacherous mountain pass in northern Afghanistan, a provincial governor said Wednesday.

"Since yesterday, we have recovered a total of 160 bodies," Abdul Basir Salangi, governor of Parwan province, where the Salang Pass is located, told AFP.

He said 84 people have been injured in the avalanches that struck the busy road connecting the capital Kabul to the north of the country Monday, burying people in vehicles on the strategic pass.

 

Date created : 2010-02-09

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