(KABUL, Afghanistan) — At least 37 people are dead after heavy snow triggered an avalanche in northeastern Afghanistan, officials say.
The tumbling snow struck a village in the Shekay district of Badakhshan province, according to the provincial governor’s office. Six others were also injured in the avalanche.
With most of the village now under snow, the governor says the death toll may increase.
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