More than 100 killed as avalanches bury villages in Afghanistan and Pakistan – CNN.com

(CNN)At least 119 people have died along the Afghan-Pakistani border after three days of heavy snowfall caused a series of deadly avalanches Sunday.The death toll is expected to rise as rescuers reach isolated regions where it’s feared more people are trapped beneath the snow.Most of the casualties occurred in Afghanistan, where at least 119 have been killed and 67 are reported injured, said Omar Mohammadi, a spokesman for the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority.Mohamaddi said that most of the victims were women and children, and that deaths were reported in the provinces of eastern Nuristan, northern Parwan, Sar-e-Pul, Badakhshan and eastern Wardak.

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