Written by Bella Dalima
03 May, 2014 | 9:17 pm
Afghan officials gave up hope of finding any survivors from a landslide in the remote north-east, putting the death toll at more than 2,100, as the aid effort focussed on the more than 4,000 people displaced.
Officials expressed concern that the unstable hillside above the site of the disaster may cave in again, threatening the thousands of homeless and hundreds of rescue workers who have arrived in Badakhshan Province, bordering Tajikistan.
The United Nations mission in Afghanistan said the focus was now on those 4,000 people displaced, either directly as a result of yesterday’s landslide or as a precautionary measure from villages assessed to be at risk.
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