The world in brief

Posted: May 3, 2014 at 2:30 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “It’s physically impossible right now. We don’t have enough shovels; we need more machinery.” Gov. Shah Waliullah Adeeb of Badakhshan province, Afghanistan, who said rescue workers didn’t have the necessary equipment to help the more than 2,000 people missing after a landslide buried much of a village in the area

This story is only available from our archives.

Front Section, Pages 6 on 05/03/2014


« Previous Story

In the news

George W. Bush, the 43rd president, pedaled off on the second day of a three-day mountain-bike ride in Texas with 16 wounded veterans to honor their service and celebrate t... Read »

Next Story »

Afghan landslide kills at least 350

Rescuers in Afghanistan search for survivors Friday after a rain-soaked cliff tumbled down, burying much of a remote village in the country’s northeast. Afghan and United Nations officials said at least 350 people were killed and more than 2,000 are missing.

A landslide triggered by heavy rain buried large sections of a remote northeastern Afghan village on Friday, k... Read »