Afghanistan

Afghanistan - Snow avalanche (AMD, CatNat, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 08 March 2021)

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  • A snow avalanche, caused by rising temperatures, occurred in Badakhshan Province (in the far north-eastern part of Afghanistan) on 4 March, causing casualties and damage.
  • As of 8 March, media report, 15 fatalities, five people injured and several people missing in a mining area located in Zarandab Village (Raghistan District, Badakhshan Province).
  • Over the next 24 hours, rain mixed with snow is forecast for the Badakhshan Province.