Afghanistan

National Com’n on Disaster Reaches out Avalanche Victims in Badakhshan

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24 January, 2012 - As instructed by President Hamid Karzai, the National Commission on Disaster provided relief assistance of 8 million Afs to the victims of the recent avalanches that have hit a number of districts in Badakhshan province.

Deeply grieved by the casualties as a result of the natural phenomenon, President Karzai spoke on the phone with Governor of Badakhshan and instructed him to make every possible effort to immediately reach out to the victims in urgent need.

According to Dr. Adib, the provincial Governor, the recent avalanches killed 46 people including women and children and wounded 60 others in different districts across the province.

He added, the natural disaster killed over 800 livestock and left roads connecting several districts blocked against traffic.

On order by the President, Governor Adib visited all the affected districts to distribute relief packages to the people hit by the disasters.