24 died in Afghanistan avalanche
24 bodies have been found after a snow avalanche in Afghanistan. The Interior Minister fears that the number of victims may exceed 60. According to him, 430 victims were evacuated from the affected area. The avalanche descended on February 8th in the Parwan province on the Salang Pass. At least 1500 people were blocked on the snowed roads. Local army units are helping the trapped people and military helicopters are ferrying food to the area.