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Afghan avalanches bury more homes in freezing north
A mountainous region north of Kabul was hit with some of the worst avalanches seen in decades. Now, helicopters are being used to bring aid to those affected by the disaster.
Afghan survivors of an avalanche search their destroyed houses in the Abdullah Khil village of the Dara district of Panjshir province, north of Kabul on March 1, 2015. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani February 28 pledged to set up a relief fund for the victims of avalanches that claimed over 280 lives, and called for international help with the relief effort. AFP PHOTO / SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)
Afghan survivors of an avalanche stand on rooftop of their house in the Abdullah Khil village of the Dara district of Panjshir province, north of Kabul on March 1, 2015. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani February 28 pledged to set up a relief fund for the victims of avalanches that claimed over 280 lives, and called for international help with the relief effort. AFP PHOTO / SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)
Afghan survivors of an avalanche search their destroyed houses in the Abdullah Khil village of the Dara district of Panjshir province, north of Kabul on March 1, 2015. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani February 28 pledged to set up a relief fund for the victims of avalanches that claimed over 280 lives, and called for international help with the relief effort. AFP PHOTO / SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)
Afghan army personnel carry emergency food supplies to a helicopter to be delivered to avalanche survivors in Panjshir province north of Kabul on March 1, 2015. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani February 28 pledged to set up a relief fund for the victims of avalanches that claimed over 280 lives, and called for international help with the relief effort. AFP PHOTO / SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)
Afghan survivors of an avalanhce gather as excavators clear snow from a road near in the Abdullah Khil village of the Dara district of Panjshir province, north of Kabul on March 1, 2015. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani February 28 pledged to set up a relief fund for the victims of avalanches that claimed over 280 lives, and called for international help with the relief effort. AFP PHOTO / SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)
Afghan army personnel load emergency food supplies into a helicopter to be delivered to avalanche survivors in Panjshir province north of Kabul on March 1, 2015. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani February 28 pledged to set up a relief fund for the victims of avalanches that claimed over 280 lives, and called for international help with the relief effort. AFP PHOTO / SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)
An Afghan survivor of an avalanche stands among destroyed houses in the Abdullah Khil village in the Dara district of Panjshir province, north of Kabul on March 1, 2015.on March 1, 2015. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani February 28 pledged to set up a relief fund for the victims of avalanches that claimed over 280 lives, and called for international help with the relief effort. AFP PHOTO / SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)
Afghan survivors of an avalanche run to get relief goods distributed by an Afghan army helicopter in the Paryan district of Panjshir province, north of Kabul on March 1, 2015. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani February 28 pledged to set up a relief fund for the victims of avalanches that claimed over 280 lives, and called for international help with the relief effort. AFP PHOTO / SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)
Afghan survivors of an avalanche stand near the site in the Paryan district of Panjshir province, north of Kabul on March 1, 2015. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani February 28 pledged to set up a relief fund for the victims of avalanches that claimed over 280 lives, and called for international help with the relief effort. AFP PHOTO / SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)
An Afghan survivor of an avalanche inspects the remains of his home in the Abdullah Khil village in the Dara district of Panjshir province, north of Kabul on March 1, 2015. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani February 28 pledged to set up a relief fund for the victims of avalanches that claimed over 280 lives, and called for international help with the relief effort. AFP PHOTO / SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)
Afghan survivors of an avalanche receive relief goods distributed by an Afghan army helicopter in the Paryan district of Panjshir province, north of Kabul on March 1, 2015. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani February 28 pledged to set up a relief fund for the victims of avalanches that claimed over 280 lives, and called for international help with the relief effort. AFP PHOTO / SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)
Afghan survivors of an avalanche run to get relief goods distributed by an Afghan army helicopter in the Paryan district of Panjshir province, north of Kabul on March 1, 2015. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani February 28 pledged to set up a relief fund for the victims of avalanches that claimed over 280 lives, and called for international help with the relief effort. AFP PHOTO / SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)
Afghan survivors of an avalanche look on as an Afghan army helicopter delivers relief goods in the Paryan district of Panjshir province, north of Kabul on March 1, 2015. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani February 28 pledged to set up a relief fund for the victims of avalanches that claimed over 280 lives, and called for international help with the relief effort. AFP PHOTO / SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)
Afghan survivors of an avalanche run to get relief goods distributed by an Afghan army helicopter in the Paryan district of Panjshir province, north of Kabul on March 1, 2015. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani February 28 pledged to set up a relief fund for the victims of avalanches that claimed over 280 lives, and called for international help with the relief effort. AFP PHOTO / SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)
An Afghan policeman keeps watch as a excavator clears snow from a road near an avalanche site at Dara Keraman district of Panjshir province, north of Kabul on February 26, 2015. More than 200 people have been killed in a series of avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall around Afghanistan, officials said, warning the death toll could rise still further. AFP PHOTO / SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)
An Afghan survivor of an avalanche runs to get relief goods distributed by an Afghan army helicopter in the Paryan district of Panjshir province, north of Kabul on March 1, 2015. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani February 28 pledged to set up a relief fund for the victims of avalanches that claimed over 280 lives, and called for international help with the relief effort. AFP PHOTO / SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)
An Afghan man clears snow from his home roof top near an avalanche site at Dara Keraman district of Panjshir province, north of Kabul on February 26, 2015. More than 200 people have been killed in a series of avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall around Afghanistan, officials said, warning the death toll could rise still further. AFP PHOTO / SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)
Afghan survivors of an avalanche look on as an Afghan army helicopter delivers relief goods in the Paryan district of Panjshir province, north of Kabul on March 1, 2015. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani February 28 pledged to set up a relief fund for the victims of avalanches that claimed over 280 lives, and called for international help with the relief effort. AFP PHOTO / SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)
Afghan villagers walk near an avalanche site at Dara Keraman district of Panjshir province, north of Kabul on February 26, 2015. More than 200 people have been killed in a series of avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall around Afghanistan, officials said, warning the death toll could rise still further. AFP PHOTO / SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)
An Afghan survivor looks into a damaged house after an avalanche in Abdullah Khil village, Panjshir province, northeast of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, March 1, 2015. An Afghan provincial official said that the death toll from a massive avalanche in a mountainous valley near the capital Kabul rose to almost 200 as bulldozers and other machinery began clearing roads and rescue teams were able to reach remote villages that have been cut off for almost a week. The official said Sunday that as rescue workers dig through the snow, they are uncovering more bodies, including women and children. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Afghan men carry the body of a victim of avalanches after funeral prayers in Khench district of Panjshir province, north of Kabul on February 26, 2015. More than 200 people have been killed in a series of avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall around Afghanistan, officials said, warning the death toll could rise still further. AFP PHOTO / SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)
Afghan men carry the body of a victim of avalanches after funeral prayers in Khench district of Panjshir province, north of Kabul on February 26, 2015. More than 200 people have been killed in a series of avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall around Afghanistan, officials said, warning the death toll could rise still further. AFP PHOTO / SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)
Afghans walk amid houses damaged by an avalanche in Abdullah Khil village of Panjshir province, northeast of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, March 1, 2015. An Afghan provincial official says that the death toll from the massive avalanche in a mountainous valley near the capital Kabul rose to almost 200 as bulldozers and other machinery began clearing roads and rescue teams were able to reach remote villages that have been cut off for almost a week. The official said Sunday that as rescue workers dig through the snow, they are uncovering more bodies, including women and children. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Afghan survivors inspects the remains of their homes and salvage belongings after an avalanche in Abdullah Khil village of Panjshir province Northeast of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Mar. 1, 2015. An Afghan provincial official says that the death toll from the massive avalanche in a mountainous valley near the capital Kabul rose to almost 200 as bulldozers and other machinery began clearing roads and rescue teams were able to reach remote villages that have been cut off for almost a week. The official said Sunday that as rescue workers dig through the snow, they are uncovering more bodies, including women and children. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 file photo, survivors wait to receive food donations near the site of an avalanche in the Paryan district of Panjshir province, north of Kabul, Afghanistan. The death toll from severe weather that caused avalanches and flooding across much of Afghanistan has jumped to more than 200 people, and the number is expected to climb with cold weather and difficult conditions hampering rescue efforts, relief workers and U.N. officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
Afghans stand on their rooftop after an avalanche in the Paryan district of Panjshir province, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. The death toll from severe weather that caused avalanches and flooding across much of Afghanistan has jumped to more than 200 people, and the number is expected to climb with cold weather and difficult conditions hampering rescue efforts, relief workers and U.N. officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Survivors wait to receive food donations near the site of an avalanche in the Paryan district of Panjshir province, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. The death toll from severe weather that caused avalanches and flooding across much of Afghanistan has jumped to more than 200 people, and the number is expected to climb with cold weather and difficult conditions hampering rescue efforts, relief workers and U.N. officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Afghans carry emergency items for avalanche survivors to a helicopter in Panjshir province, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. The death toll from severe weather that caused avalanches and flooding across much of Afghanistan has jumped to more than 200 people, and the number is expected to climb with cold weather and difficult conditions hampering rescue efforts, relief workers and U.N. officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Afghans carry emergency food to a helicopter to deliver to avalanche survivors in Panjshir province, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. The death toll from severe weather that caused avalanches and flooding across much of Afghanistan has jumped to more than 200 people, and the number is expected to climb with cold weather and difficult conditions hampering rescue efforts, relief workers and U.N. officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Afghan villagers carry the lifeless bodies of victims of an avalanche, in the Khanj district of Panjshir province, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. The number of people killed in a massive avalanche in a mountain-bound valley in northeastern Afghanistan rose on Thursday to more than 160 as lack of equipment and the sheer depth of snow that buried entire homes and families hampered rescue efforts. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
Afghans inspect a home after an avalanche in Abdullah Khil village, Panjshir province, northeast of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, March 1, 2015. An Afghan provincial official said that the death toll from a massive avalanche in a mountainous valley near the capital Kabul rose to almost 200 as bulldozers and other machinery began clearing roads and rescue teams were able to reach remote villages that have been cut off for almost a week. The official said Sunday that as rescue workers dig through the snow, they are uncovering more bodies, including women and children. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan disaster official says three districts in a remote part of northern Afghanistan have been cut off by avalanches, just a week after nearly 200 people died when snow buried their homes in a valley not far from the capital, Kabul.

Daim Kakar, the general director of the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority, says that severe weather conditions in Takhar province in the 24 hours leading up to Tuesday have cut road access to three districts.

Authorities are attempting to reach villages to deliver emergency supplies, he says.

Across Afghanistan, 320 people have been killed and 187 injured since severe rain and snow swept across 20 provinces, Kakar says.

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