Two weeks of heavy snowfalls, avalanches and severe cold in Afghanistan have killed 120 people and tens of thousands of domestic animals, government officials said Wednesday.
Parts of the northern Afghanistan are under 3.5 metres (11 feet) of snow with several roads blocked, cutting off scores of remote villages and districts that are home to thousands of people, the disaster management department said.
In two weeks to Tuasday, 106 people were recorded dead and 134 wounded, it said. Nearly 30,000 animals were also killed and more than 50 districts cut off, it said in a statement..
The hardest-hit province was Herat in the west, where 60 people were confimed dead and 17 missing, it said. Authorities in the northernweatern province of Faryab annouced separately Wednesday that 14 people, including four children, had died in the seven cpold.
Up to 100,000 animals were also dead, the head of the provincial council, sayed Farokh Jenab, told AFP. SIx people were in hospital, he said.