Chilly weather death toll 16

February 07, 2014 - 9:17:42 am

Kabul: Chilly weather and heavy snowfall have claimed the lives of more than a dozen people, including women and children, in Afghanistan’s northern Jauzjan and Faryab provinces over the past couple of days, a local official said yesterday.

“A total of 16 people including 14 in Jauzjan and two in Faryab have lost their lives due to heavy snowfall and freezing weather in Jauzjan and Faryab provinces over the past few days,” an official said.

The snowfall and cold weather which began on Saturday is still continuing in parts of Afghanistan, including the northern region and capital city of Kabul.