Afghan Landslide Killed At Least 2,100

3 05 2014

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The side of the mountain above Ab Barak in the remote northeast of Afghanistan collapsed at around 11 a.m. (0630 GMT) on Friday after a smaller landslip hit a few hours earlier.

Reuters reported that Naweed Forotan, a spokesman for the Badakhshan provincial governor as saying, “More than 2,100 people from 300 families are all dead”. 

The landslides which were triggered by torrential rain destroying hundreds of home.

Officials are worry that another section of the mountain side could collapse at any time.

Afghan villagers gather at the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province, May 2, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer)

Afghan villagers gather at the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province, May 2, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer)

Afghan villagers gather at the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province, May 2, 2014. More than 2,000 people are trapped after a landslide smashed into a village in a remote mountainous area of northeastern Afghanistan on Friday, a spokesman for the local governor said, prompting a massive search and rescue effort. (REUTERS/Stringer)

Afghan villagers gather at the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province, May 2, 2014. More than 2,000 people are trapped after a landslide smashed into a village in a remote mountainous area of northeastern Afghanistan on Friday, a spokesman for the local governor said, prompting a massive search and rescue effort. (REUTERS/Stringer)

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New York City Subway Train Derails, 19 Injured

3 05 2014
New York City emergency crews converge at 60th Street and Broadway to evacuate passengers from a subway train after it derailed in the Queens borough of New York, Friday, May 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

New York City emergency crews converge at 60th Street and Broadway to evacuate passengers from a subway train after it derailed in the Queens borough of New York, Friday, May 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

A New York City subway train carrying 1,000 people derailed on Friday morning while traveling through a tunnel in the borough of Queens.

19 people were injured in the 10:24 a.m. incident.

It involved six cars in an eight-car Manhattan-bound ‘F’ line subway.

MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast said that the mass-transit agency will begin a full inspection of signals and tracks to investigate the cause of the derailment.

New York City firefighters emerge from a hatch in the sidewalk at 60th Street and Broadway after evacuating passengers from a subway train that derailed in the Queens borough of New York, Friday, May 2, 2014.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

New York City firefighters emerge from a hatch in the sidewalk at 60th Street and Broadway after evacuating passengers from a subway train that derailed in the Queens borough of New York, Friday, May 2, 2014.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

New York City firefighters and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) workers attend an emergency during a derailed F train in Woodside, New York, May 2, 2014. A New York City subway train carrying 1,000 riders derailed on Friday morning while traveling through a tunnel in the borough of Queens, injuring 19 people, city fire officials said. Fifteen people escaped with minor injuries while four more were transported to a hospital with potentially serious injuries, officials said. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)

New York City firefighters and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) workers attend an emergency during a derailed F train in Woodside, New York, May 2, 2014. A New York City subway train carrying 1,000 riders derailed on Friday morning while traveling through a tunnel in the borough of Queens, injuring 19 people, city fire officials said. Fifteen people escaped with minor injuries while four more were transported to a hospital with potentially serious injuries, officials said. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)








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