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Posted at: Jul 12, 2018, 1:47 PM; last updated: Jul 12, 2018, 1:47 PM (IST)

10 dead, hundreds of houses destroyed in Afghan landslide: Officials

Kabul, July 12

At least 10 people were killed and hundreds of homes destroyed in northeastern Afghanistan after melting snow triggered a landslide, officials said on Thursday.

A mountain lake in Panjshir, a province known for its snowcapped peaks north of Kabul, overflowed and caused a landslide, Omar Mohammadi, spokesman for the disaster management ministry, told AFP. AFP

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