Heavy Snowfall Cuts Communication Routes Between 7 Districts and Badakhshan’s Capital City

Due to the heavy snowfall, communication routes were cut between seven districts and the capital city of Afghanistan’s northeastern Badakhshan province.

Snowfall closed communication routes in 7 districts of Badakhshan with Faizabad, the capital city, on Friday, according to Hasht-e Subh.

As of last night, the roads in Nusay, Shekay, Shaghnan, Raghistan, Ragh, Arghanj Khwa, Wakhan and Shewa districts had been closed.

A team of Aga Khan Foundation emergency personnel was dispatched to the site to help reopen the roads, according to sources.

Several problems have arisen as a consequence of the closure of these roads.

Badakhshan’s Raghistan district was hit by heavy snowfall two days ago, resulting in one death.