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.
Huge landslide occurred at Torkham border wherein two to three containers caught fire. Several trucks are reportedly stuck under the mountain’s remains. As per officials posted at Torkham. pic.twitter.com/RfV2vBVXkI— Qurrat ul Ain Shirazi (@annie_shirazi) April 17, 2023
#Torkham ; Around 30 cargo vehicles along with their crews have reportedly been buried under the debris due to a landslide in the Pak-Afghan border of Torkham. While several vehicles caught fire after the incident. The rescuers shifted 3 injured to the DHQ Hospital Landi Kotal. pic.twitter.com/yXUpcKdfeg— WaheedUllah Afridi (@Waheed_jornalst) April 17, 2023
“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.