201 Selab Military Corps said two air force helicopters delivered two tons of emergency aid to people in the Barg-e-Matal district
ANA Delivers Aid To People Affected By Nuristan Avalanches
Afghan National Army has delivered emergency aid to the people of Barg-e-Matal district in Nuristan on Tuesday following the deadly avalanches in their area, 201 Selab Military Corps said in a statement.
According to the statement two Afghan Air Force helicopters delivered two tons of goods including food to the people in the area.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday night expressed his condolences to the families who lost their relatives in the avalanches and said his prayers were with them.
He also called on victim’s families to be patient.
He said the heavy snowfalls recorded around the country were unprecedented and unexpected but that he hoped the year ahead would be a year filled with blessings and prosperity.
Ghani stated that in the past 50 days, more than 160 people had lost their lives in snowstorms and avalanches as well heavy rain.
He said the heavy snowstorms had also incurred great losses to the people.