Afghanistan landslides are expected to exceed 2100 people were killed

Afghan officials gave up hope on Saturday of finding any survivors from a landslide in the remote northeast, putting the death toll at more than 2,100, as the aid effort focused on the more than 4,000 people displaced.
本周六,阿富汗官员认为在东北部偏远地区山体滑坡中寻找幸存者希望渺茫,由此山体滑坡死亡总人数超过2100人,另外还有4000余人被转移。
Officials expressed concern the unstable hillside above the site of the disaster may cave in again, threatening the thousands of homeless and hundreds of rescue workers who have arrived in Badakhshan province, bordering Tajikistan.
官员表示担心靠近塔吉克斯坦的巴达赫尚省不稳定山体会再度滑坡,威胁数千无家可归的人们和数百名救援人员。
“More than 2,100 people from 300 families are all dead,” Naweed Forotan, a spokesman for the Badakhshan provincial governor, told Reuters.
巴达赫尚省的一位政府发言人Naweed Forotan告诉路透社:“300个家庭的2100多人全部死亡。”
Villagers and a few dozen police, equipped with only basic digging tools, resumed their search when daylight broke but it soon became clear there was no hope of finding survivors buried in up to 100 meters of mud.
天刚破晓,村民和几十位警察就带着简易挖掘工具继续搜寻工作,但很快人们就发现在100多米深的泥浆中寻找幸存者是无望的。

The United Nations mission in Afghanistan said the focus was on the more than 4,000 people displaced.
驻阿富汗联合国代表团表示救援重点是帮助4000余名人员转移。
Their main needs were water, medical support, counseling support, food and emergency shelter, said Ari Gaitanis, a spokesman from the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.
联合国驻阿富汗救援团的发言人Ari Gaitanis表示,目前灾民们的急需物资包括水、医疗支持、咨询服务、食物和应急避难处。
The impoverished area, dotted with villages of mud-brick homes nestled in valleys beside bare slopes, has been hit by several landslides in recent years.
山体滑坡发生的地区比较贫困,村庄房屋由泥砖搭建在光滑的斜坡上,这片区域近年来多次受山体滑坡侵袭。


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