National day of mourning in Afghanistan

  • 4 May 2014
An Afghan woman with her children stands near her tent at the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan, Afghanistan. Image copyright AFP

People in Afghanistan are observing a national day of morning after a huge landslide in one area of the country.

Villagers are waiting for emergency food supplies and are having to sleep in temporary tents after houses and buildings were hit by falling mud and rocks.

It's not clear how many people died in the tragedy but thousands of people are buried.

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