Landslide in Afghanistan kills at least 350

KABUL - A landslide triggered by heavy rain buried about a third of a remote northeastern Afghan village on Friday, killing at least 350 people and leaving more than 2,000 missing. Villagers looked on helplessly and the governor appealed for shovels and other equipment to help dig through the mass of mud that flattened the homes in its path.


The mountainous area in Badakhshan province has experienced frequent floods in recent days, and the side of the hill collapsed onto the village of Hobo Barik at about 1 pm. Landslides and avalanches are frequent in Afghanistan, but Friday's was one of the deadliest. (AP)