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Accidents & Disasters

Afghans among 3 killed in container fire

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Jan 14, 2018 - 16:36
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two Afghans and a Pakistani refugees have been killed in Turkey as a result of fire that erupted in a container they had been living in, a media report said on Sunday.
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5.4 earthquake jolts capital Kabul, provinces

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Jan 14, 2018 - 16:08
KABUL (Pajhwok): A moderate earthquake measuring 5.4 on Richter scale trembled some areas in Afghanistan on Sunday afternoon but there was no report of casualties. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS) the earthquake took place at around 1:...
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Fire guts trees on several acres of Lashkargah jungle

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Jan 07, 2018 - 22:19
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A fire gutted ornamental and other trees on around 17.5 acres of forest land near Lashkargah, the capital of southern Helmand province, an official said on Sunday. The fire that broke out in the forest along the Helmand River...
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2 killed, 10 injured as bus overturns in Wardak

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Jan 06, 2018 - 18:43
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two people died and another 10 sustained wounds in a traffic accident on the Kabul-Ghazni highway on Saturday, an official said. The casualties occurred when a 303 public transport bus overturned on the highway in Narkh district of...
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3 dead, over 50 hurt in Nimroz bus-truck collision

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Jan 02, 2018 - 19:01
ZARANG CITY (Pajhwok): At least three people were killed and another 58 wounded in a traffic accident in the Delaram district of southwestern Nimroz province on Tuesday, an official said. The town administrative chief Najibullah Hayat told Pajhwok...
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4 killed, 5 injured in Samangan mine blast

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Dec 26, 2017 - 19:00
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Four workers were killed, five injured and one missing as a result of a blast inside a coalmine in northern Samangan province on Tuesday, an official said.
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Salang highway reopens after 2 days of closure

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Dec 16, 2017 - 12:53
CHRIKAR (Pajhwok): The Salang Highway -- linking the capital Kabul with northern Afghanistan -- was reopened for traffic on Saturday after two days of closure, an official said. Lt. Gen. Mohammad Rajab, the highway maintenance commander, told...
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Efforts on to clear snow-clogged roads: Ministry

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Dec 15, 2017 - 13:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): Heavy snow has closed major roads in Ghazni, Maidan Wardak and Bamyan provinces, the Ministry of Public Works announced on Friday.
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Incessant snowfall shuts Salang Highway for heavy traffic

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Dec 14, 2017 - 12:06
CHRIKAR (Pajhwok): The busy Salang Highway, linking Kabul with northern provinces, was blocked for heavy traffic as a result of heavy snowfall on Thursday morning, an official said. The highway -- passing through treacherous mountains in Parwan and...
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3 Uruzgan displaced children die in Ghazni cold

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Dec 13, 2017 - 16:30
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Three children of a war-displaced family have died due to extreme cold in southern Ghazni province, the deceased children’s grandmother said Wednesday, fearing for other kids. Some 24 families after being displaced by the...
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3 killed, 1 injured in Herat road mishap

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Nov 23, 2017 - 11:24
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): At least three people have been killed and a fourth wounded in a traffic accident on Herat-Adraskan road in western Herat province, an official Thursday. Mohammad Rafiq Sherzai, spokesman of Herat Zonal Hospital, told Pajhwok...
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Incidents of human trafficking drop in Afghanistan

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Nov 21, 2017 - 18:05
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Public awareness drives on human trafficking have helped in a decline in the number of incidents of human trafficking in the country in comparison to the past years, Emergency Relief and Development Authority (ERDA) said on...
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Fire eruption in Kabul Bush Bazaar wreaks huge losses

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Nov 21, 2017 - 12:43
KABUL (Pajhwok): Several shops were gutted when a fire erupted in the Bush Bazaar in the capital Kabul Tuesday morning, causing millions Afghanis losses. Eyewitnesses told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place at 10am today. About 20 shops...
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8 of a family lose lives to Kunar snowslide

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Nov 17, 2017 - 11:16
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Eight members of a family have been killed by a snowslide in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Friday. The avalanche hit the family’s residence in the Bahadar village of Chapa Dara district the other day, the police...
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3 Kuchis, 150 sheep dead in Achin cave collapse

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Nov 16, 2017 - 20:14
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Three young Kuchi tribesmen and their 150 sheep were killed in a cave collapse incident in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said Thursday. Governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News the cave...
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Bodies of woman, toddler found in Faryab

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Nov 15, 2017 - 16:54
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A woman and a minor child have been found dead under mysterious circumstances in northern Faryab province, where another woman was electrocuted, an official said on Wednesday. Both the incidents took place in Khawaja Sabzposh...
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Some Ghazni districts get 1st snowfall

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Nov 14, 2017 - 19:28
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Two districts in the southern Ghazni province received the first snowfall of the season measuring 35 centimeters, has blocked the roads connecting the districts with the provincial capital. The first snowfall was received by...
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Truck overturns in Samangan, leaves 2 dead

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Nov 14, 2017 - 16:03
AIBAK (Pajhwok): A truck skidded off the road and overturned near the capital of northern Samangan province on Tuesday, leaving two persons, including the driver, dead, an official said. Col. Abdul Razeq, Samangan traffic department head, said the...
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Over 300 dead as powerful earthquake strikes near Iran-Iraq border

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Nov 13, 2017 - 18:06
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 300 people were killed and over 2,500 injured in a powerful earthquake that hit the Iran-Iraq border region late on Sunday. The earthquake was measured 7.3 magnitudeon Richter scale. Iranian media emphasised that the quake...
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5 dead, 37 wounded as bus flips over in Kandahar

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Nov 13, 2017 - 11:54
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Five passengers were killed and 37 others wounded in an accident in southern Kandahar province on Monday, an official said. Qudratullah Khoshbakht, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the accident took place...
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