Afghanistan snow storms kill more than 80, but ease drought fear

February 25, 2015 12:54 PM

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KABUL (Reuters) - More than 80 people have been killed in Afghanistan in avalanches following heavy snow, officials said on Wednesday, with the bad weather set to last for two more days after an unusually dry winter led to fears of drought.

Officials warned of an imminent humanitarian emergency in areas most severely hit by the bad weather, with snow sweeping through villages and blocking off roads.

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