KABUL, Afghanistan - As many as 100 people are feared dead in an earthquake and landslide that buried more than 20 houses in northern Afghanistan on Monday, officials said.
Rescuers have pulled two women's bodies from the rubble of the landslide in Baghlan province, provincial Gov. Abdul Majid said. The U.N. confirmed one other death and said houses were destroyed across five districts.
A massive landslide of mud and rocks buried houses so deeply in the remote mountain village of Sayi Hazara that rescuers gave up trying to use shovels to dig through the buried buildings, said Jawed Basharat, a spokesman for the provincial police chief who was part of a team that examined the village after the slide. There were no visible signs of the buildings underneath.