Landslide kills more than 2,000 in Afghanistan

More than 2,000 people were killed May 2 when a massive landslide of mud and rocks descended on the Afghan village of Abi Barak. The village, and many of its residents, remain buried under nearly 200 feet of mud. Click through the dramatic photos of the devastation below.
  • Afghan villagers excavate for dead bodies at the site of a landslide that occured on Friday at the Argo district in Badakhshan province ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Afghan survivors mourn for their relatives at the site of a landslide that occured on Friday at the Argo district in Badakhshan province ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Afghan villagers search for dead bodies at the site of a landslide that occured on Friday at the Argo district in Badakhshan province ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Afghan Displaced villagers gather near the site of a landslide that occured on Friday at the Argo district in Badakhshan province ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Afghan survivors are seen at a roof of a house at the site of a landslide that occured on Friday at the Argo district in Badakhshan province ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • An Afghan woman cries after she lost her family in a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province Thomas White Reuters

  • Afghan villagers rebuild their house after a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Afghan villagers gather at the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Afghan children wait for aid near the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • An Afghan woman who survived a landslide waits for aid near the site of the disaster at the Argo district in Badakhshan province ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Afghan survivor prays at the site of a landslide that occured on Friday at the Argo district in Badakhshan province ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Displaced Afghans wait for aid near the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province Thomas White Reuters

  • A displaced Afghan woman holds her child as she waits for aid near the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Displaced Afghans wait for aid near the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province Thomas White Reuters

  • A displaced Afghan family receives aid near the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • An Afghan child receives polio vaccination drops near the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • An excavator digs at the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Afghan National Army troops load supply for survivors of the Badakhshan landslide onto helicopter in Kabul ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Displaced Afghan children sit outside their tent near the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Afghan villagers gather at site of landslide at Argo district in Badakhshan province Kumutha Kumanan Reuters