Thousands dead in Afghan landslide

Associated Press
In this Sunday, May 4, 2014 photo, an Afghan child protects himself from the rain, near the site of Friday's landslide that buried Abi-Barik village in Badakhshan province, northeastern Afghanistan. Stranded and with no homes, many of the families have struggled to get aid. Some have gone to nearby villages to stay with relatives or friends, while others have slept in tents provided by aid groups. The unlucky ones have slept outside. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

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Three days after the earth swept through his village, burying entire houses and hundreds of people, Hashmat Khan is still digging in search of his family.

Standing in a hole he'd dug out that reached over his head, Khan said six members of his family were buried in the horrific landslide that swept over the village of Abi Barik in Badakhshan province.

"We have rescued two injured and taken out two dead bodies, and now we're trying to find two more," he said.

The landslide Friday killed hundreds of people — still no one has an exact number — and destroyed 300 homes and displaced hundreds more families. (AP)

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