More than 2,100 confirmed dead in Afghan landslide
Anyone see this yesterday? Awful stuff in a country where a lot of people probably think it can't get any worse.
"More than 2,100 people from 300 families are all dead," Naweed Forotan, a spokesman for the Badakhshan provincial governor, told Reuters.
Villagers and a few dozen police, equipped with only basic digging tools, resumed their search when daylight broke but it soon became clear there was no hope of finding survivors buried in up to 100 meters of mud."
Hopefully the UN and Nato forces in the region will be able to help with the survivors and the re-building process.