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Two killed in a landslide near Torkham border burring over 20 trucks

Casualties feared after torrential rains triggered a landslide near the Pak-Afghan border at Torkham in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Two people were killed in a landslide near the Torkham border that also buried over 20 trucks!

According to the officials, a landslide took place in the early hours of Tuesday on the main route connecting Pakistan with land-locked Afghanistan.

Torkham is a major transit point for trade between South Asian nations and Central Asia.

The incident has left two Afghan citizens killed, and dozens more feared trapped, officials said.

The authorities are trying to recover the bodies.

Three other injured persons were taken to the DHQ Hospital Landi Kotal and the number of casualties is feared to rise.


“Twenty to twenty-five containers are buried in the wreckage,” said Abdul Nasir Khan, deputy commissioner of the Khyber district.

“The wreckage is quite extensive and our rescue operation is continuing with heavy machinery,” he added.

As reported, Corps Commander has issued instructions for the speedy completion of the rescue operation.



Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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