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Afghanistan Mourns Mudslide Victims

Afghan villagers gather at the site of a landslide in the Argo district of Badakhshan Province on May 2.
Afghan villagers gather at the site of a landslide in the Argo district of Badakhshan Province on May 2.
Afghanistan marks a day of mourning on May 4 for the victims of a landslide in the north of the country.
 
A wave of mud engulfed the village of Aab Bareek in Badakhshan Province on May 2.
 
The exact number of dead is still unclear.
 
On May 3, Afghan officials confirmed at least 300 had died, revising down earlier estimates that up to 2,500 had been killed.
 
Despite the lower confirmed death toll, Afghan officials expect it to rise.
 
Rescue teams announced on May 3 they have abandoned the search for survivors.
 
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Afghanistan's National Disaster Department says there is a risk of further landslides in the area.
 
The department said it is providing food and tents for 700 displaced families.
 
Heavy rains have hit Afghanistan's north in recent weeks.
 
 
Based on reporting by dpa and Reuters

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