Aid, rescue efforts mounted after deadly landslide in northern Afghanistan

By Tim Craig, Mohammad Sharif, May 3, 2014

KABUL — Aid groups rushed assistance to Afghanistan’s northern province of Badakhshan on Saturday, a day after a landslide buried scores of homes under more than 30 feet of mud.

The landslide struck midday Friday about 50 miles from Afghanistan’s northeastern border with Tajikistan, and officials said at least 350 people were killed instantly. But more than 24 hours later, there were conflicting reports about how many other people might still be buried under debris.

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