More than 100 dead after tragic avalanche cycle on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border

 

Staff Report, Backcountry Magazine

Over the past week, tragedy has struck the mountainous border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, where avalanches caused by heavy snowfall have lead to the deaths of more than 100 people and have buried two entire villages.

CNN reports that the avalanches occurring on Sunday, February 5, primarily claimed the lives of women and children who were residing in the provinces of eastern Nuristan, northern Parwan, Sar-e-Pul, Badakhshan and eastern Wardak in Afghanistan, and in the Garam Chashma area of Pakistan.

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