Survivors sit on a hillside as others watch the rescue effort near the site of Friday's landslide that buried Abi-Barik village in Badakhshan province
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Afghanistan landslide survivors plead for help

Rescuers in Afghanistan have given up hope of finding any more survivors in a double landslide that is feared to have killed more than 2,500 people.

They have stopped digging through the earth and mud that swamped a whole village in the remote north-east province of Badakhshan on Friday.

Officials now say the site has become a mass grave for the village of Ab Barik.

Survivors have begged for help and shelter as many face another night in near freezing conditions on the open hillside.

  • 03 May 2014
  • From the section Asia
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