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Afghanistan: Floods and landslide kill ten in Panjshir July 12

Landslide in Panjshir province in the early hours of July 12 kills at least ten and causes significant damage

12 Jul 11:24 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 7/12/2018, 12:00 AM until 7/12/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Panjshir

Event

At least ten people died and many more remain unaccounted for following a landslide that struck in the early hours of Wednesday, July 12, breaking the banks of a natural dam in Panjshir province (northeast). The landslide destroyed the nearby village of Peshghor (Khenj district), damaging hundreds of homes.

Context

The mountainous country of Afghanistan regularly suffers from landslides (notably in the spring when snow melts), increasingly so due to deforestation.

Advice

As a reminder, many governments advise against nonessential to Afghanistan. Individuals present in the country are advised to seek professional security advice for all travel and consider using armored vehicles. Adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

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