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Hundreds Feared Dead in Afghan Landslides

Landslides triggered by heavy rain have buried homes in northeastern Afghanistan, with hundreds of people missing and feared dead.   National Disaster Management Authority chief Daim Kakar told VOA's Afghanistan service on Friday that work is underway to rescue people in the Argo district of remote Badakhshan province. Nearly 300 homes have been buried in mud.   As many as 700 of the 2,000-plus people living in the village of Ab-i-Barik are missing and feared dead,...

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