Afghanistan avalanches

Death toll from Afghan avalanches tops 200: officials

More than 200 people have been killed in a series of avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall around Afghanistan, officials said Feb. 26, warning the death toll could rise still further.
The bulk of the deaths came in Panjshir province, north of Kabul, where at least 168 people were killed, acting provincial governor Abdul Rahman Kabiri told AFP.