Men walk along a path during a snowfall at Shuhada Lake in in Kabul on Feb 9, 2023. Three people including a child were killed and two others injured as an avalanche hit a village in Afghanistan's northern Badakhshan province on Feb 14, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP)
FAIZABAD, Afghanistan – Three people including a child were killed and two others injured as an avalanche hit a village in Afghanistan's northern Badakhshan province on Tuesday, a local official said on Wednesday.
The accident took place in the Khan Lar area of the Raghistan district Tuesday afternoon, the official Mohammad Akram said.
At least four people had been killed and eight others were injured in avalanches in the same district couple of weeks ago.
Extreme chilly weather and snowfall have swept through parts of Afghanistan since the first week of January as the temperature fell down to minus 30 degrees Celsius in some areas.
Nearly 200 people including children, according to officials have died due to chilly weather and heavy snowfall across the war-ravaged country over the past month.