Earthquakes leads landslide to the mountainous region in Afghanistan kills more than 70 people
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Earthquakes leads landslide to the mountainous region in Afghanistan kills more than 70 people

Kabul : Afghanistan | Jun 12, 2012 at 9:42 PM PDT
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Two earthquake shakes Afghanistan on June 11 results to landslides in the mountainous region of Hindu Kush. The slide of earth and rock that smashed into a remote village, burying mud brick houses to a depth of up to 100 meters.

The Burka district particularly in Mullah Jan village where the worst hit area that 71 people were trapped as chances of survival described as slim. The landslide had moved the area 20 to 30 meters from the mountainside. Most of the victims are women and children as two bodies were already recovered from the area. The missing count were 27 boys, 24 girls and 20 women.

One earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 struck the region Monday morning, followed by a 5.7 quake, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Both quakes caused buildings to shake in the Afghan capital, Kabul, 190 kilometers (120 miles) to the south.

A bulldozer was in the area to help the excavation for possible survivors.

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boy stands by the ruins of a home after Monday's earthquake in Baghlan, north of Kabul, Afghanistan on June 12, 2012.
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