Snowstorm claims over 140 lives in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Snowstorm claims over 140 lives in Afghanistan and Pakistan

More than 140 people have lost their lives in mountainous regions of Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan over the past couple of days after unprecedented snow in last 10 years covered much of the region. Most of the people died in avalanches and officials warn more…

Freezing temperatures claim lives of 27 children in Afghanistan

Freezing temperatures claim lives of 27 children in Afghanistan

27 children under the age of 5 have lost their lives in Afghanistan over the past couple of days after heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures hit Darzab district of the northern Jawzjan Province. The sad report came from district governor Rahmatullah Hashar on…

Heavy dust storm blankets northern Afghanistan

Heavy dust storm blankets northern Afghanistan

An intense dust storm has been reported in northern Afghanistan on November 3, 2016. According to media reports, the storm developed over the northern Balkh province and spread into other regions. Areas of Mazar-e-Sharif and Pul-Khumri have witnessed a day turning…

Over 80 killed after extreme pre-monsoon rains hit Pakistan and Afghanistan

Over 80 killed after extreme pre-monsoon rains hit Pakistan and Afghanistan

More than 80 people have been killed and, at least, 90 injured after extreme pre-monsoon rains caused floods and landslides across northern Pakistan and Afghanistan on April 2 and 3, 2016. The number of casualties will probably rise as full damage assessments from…