At least seven people remain missing following Thursday's avalanches in central Daykundi province, a local official said. The fatalities bring the death toll from avalanches and flash floods in the country in the past two months to 72.
Rescue operation resumes despite inclement weather following an avalanche on Wednesday in eastern Van province during a search mission after a similar incident the day before, local officials say.
The first avalanche buried a snow-clearing vehicle and a minibus, killing five people and leaving two others missing. The second avalanche struck as emergency workers were searching for the two missing victims.
The avalanche occurred during bad weather conditions and struck the minibus, which was travelling on the Van-Bahcesaray highway in Van province.
Pakistani officials said that 21 more bodies have been recovered in the avalanche-hit disputed region of Kashmir, bringing the total number of deaths to 160 in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Pakistani army helicopter rescues four Italian and two Pakistani climbers stranded at an altitude of around 5,300 metres in northern Ghizer district, a mountaineering worker says, even as a Pakistani climber of the team is killed.
The Ugandan Red Cross says the death toll could jump when rescue reams access all the affected areas in the foothills of Mountain Elgon in Bududa district.
An officer of the Indian Border Roads Organisation and a two-year old girl were among those killed in the avalanche in the region's northwestern district of Kupwara.
Local officials say recent snowfalls in the area might have caused the avalanche.
A day after a massive avalanche killed seven students and a teacher in central Japan, investigators reach the site amid questions as to why avalanche warnings were ignored.
Two others are in critical condition on Monday in central Japan after an avalanche hit a group of high school students & teachers climbing in Nasu, 160 km north of Tokyo.
The incident happened after four snowboarders died last month in Tignes in another avalanche near the resort.
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