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Afghan quakes: 80 died in landslide, says Baghlan governor
More than 80 people are believed to have been killed in a landslide triggered by two quakes in northern Afghanistan on Monday, officials say.
"This is a human tragedy. An entire village was lost," the governor of Baghlan province told the BBC.
Part of a mountain collapsed, burying more than 23 houses in a village in Bahglan's Borka district. Officials say bulldozers are there to recover bodies.
The quakes of around magnitude 5.4 struck the area in quick succession.
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