Avalanches in Afghanistan kill at least 54
According to Omer Mohammadi, a spokesman for the Afghan state minister for disaster management and humanitarian affairs, more than 2,500 acres of farmland have been destroyed and more than 550 animals and livestock were killed in the process.
Heavy snow in parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan has triggered avalanches, killing at least 67 people.
In the north-eastern province of Badakhshan, officials confirmed at least 18 people - including three women and two children - after avalanches hit their homes.
Across the border, in northern Pakistan's Chitral district, at least nine people were killed by an avalanche and as many as 14 residents are believed to be trapped in collapsed houses.
The government declared Sunday, usually a working day in Afghanistan, to be a public holiday to deter non-essential travel and ensure schools were closed.
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In Afghanistan almost 100 died in the past three days - including 16 in overnight avalanches just north of the capital Kabul.
Authorities said they expect the death toll to quickly escalate as numerous worst-hit areas have yet to be reached.
He said a rescue team had been dispatched to the affected areas, but many roads have been blocked by snow.
In Pakistan, numerous deaths were reported in the village of Shershal in Chitral district. The power supply was also interrupted in some areas of the capital. The region has been hit by heavy snowfall that is 1.2 metres (4ft) deep in some places. In Pakistan, 13 people were killed in an avalanche that buried five homes.
Last month heavy snowfall and freezing weather killed 27 children, all under the age of five, in Jawzjan province in northern Afghanistan.
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