Iran would help Afghanistan with snow disaster

TEHRAN, Feb. 06 (MNA) – Foreign Ministry spokesperson has proposed Iran would provide help with rescue operations for victims of Afghanistan avalanche and frost.

Mr. Bahram Ghasemi also offered condolences to the families of victims and the government of Afghanistan for the disaster.

Dozens of people in Afghanistan and Pakistan were killed after heavy snow and avalanches hit over the weekend. In eastern Afghanistan, at least 50 people died and dozens more were missing on Sunday after an avalanche buried a village in Nuristan, provincial governor Hafiz Abdul Qayum said.

"Based on information from district officials, 50 dead bodies have been recovered and the number may increase," he said. At least five other deaths from collapsed roofs were reported elsewhere in Nuristan, Times of India report of the event said.

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