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Monday, 06 February 2017 - 9:49
Afghanistan and Pakistan avalanches kill more than 100
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Heavy snow and avalanches have killed more than 100 people in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

In the deadliest incident, at least 45 people died in one village after an avalanche in Nuristan, a north-eastern Afghan province on the Pakistan border.

13 people were also killed in an avalanche in northern Pakistan, 9 of them in the town of Chitral.

Dozens of houses have been destroyed and people were reported to have frozen to death, trapped in cars.

There were also avalanches to the north of the Afghan capital, Kabul.

 

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