Up to 50 dead in Afghan earthquake, victims buried under tons of debris
2012 06 12

By Amir Shah | 680News.com


As many as 50 people are feared entombed under tons of rock and stone that buried a village in a landslide after two earthquakes in northern Afghanistan, authorities said Tuesday.

A single bulldozer worked to uncover the bodies of those killed in Monday’s landslide after the earthquakes struck the Hindu Kush region, but villagers fear there will be no survivors.

So far, rescuers have only recovered the bodies of two women, according to Gov. Abdul Majid of Baghlan province who reached the area on Tuesday afternoon after a four-hour drive from the provincial capital of Pul-e-Khumri.

"It’s impossible to get to the bodies," the governor said. "They estimate that they are buried in 30 metres of rock. There are tons of rocks and stones covering the village."

Baghlan province’s Burka district, the site of the landslide, is a remote collection of mountain villages. Majid estimated that the rubble covered one hectare of land (2.5 acres) around the village of Sayi Hazara, which is home to about 20 families.

"Nobody will be alive," he said.

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