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Afghanistan landslide: Villagers grieve and wait for aid

Afghan women mourn after dead body of woman was found at site of landslide at Argo district in Badakhshan province. As many as 2,700 people may be buried after a landslide in the Ab-e-Barak village in Badakhshan province in Afghanistan on May 2.
Afghan women mourn after dead body of woman was found at site of landslide at Argo district in Badakhshan province. As many as 2,700 people may be buried after a landslide in the Ab-e-Barak village in Badakhshan province in Afghanistan on May 2. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Afghan villagers pray during a funeral for a victim of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province. As many as 2,700 people may be buried after a landslide in the Ab-e-Barak village in Badakhshan province in Afghanistan on May 2. --
Afghan villagers pray during a funeral for a victim of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province. As many as 2,700 people may be buried after a landslide in the Ab-e-Barak village in Badakhshan province in Afghanistan on May 2. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Displaced Afghans wait for aid near the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province May 5, 2014. As many as 2,700 people may be buried after a landslide in the Ab-e-Barak village in Badakhshan province in Afghanistan on May 2
Displaced Afghans wait for aid near the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province May 5, 2014. As many as 2,700 people may be buried after a landslide in the Ab-e-Barak village in Badakhshan province in Afghanistan on May 2. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Afghan survivor prays at the site of a landslide that occurred on Friday at the Argo district in Badakhshan province on May 5, 2014. As many as 2,700 people may be buried after a landslide in the Ab-e-Barak village in Badakhshan province in Afgh
Afghan survivor prays at the site of a landslide that occurred on Friday at the Argo district in Badakhshan province on May 5, 2014. As many as 2,700 people may be buried after a landslide in the Ab-e-Barak village in Badakhshan province in Afghanistan on May 2. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
An Afghan woman holds her child as she waits for aid near the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province. As many as 2,700 people may be buried after a landslide in the Ab-e-Barak village in Badakhshan province in Afghanista
An Afghan woman holds her child as she waits for aid near the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province. As many as 2,700 people may be buried after a landslide in the Ab-e-Barak village in Badakhshan province in Afghanistan on May 2. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A military helicopter flies as displaced Afghans stand near the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province on May 5, 2014. As many as 2,700 people may be buried after a landslide in the Ab-e-Barak village in Badakhshan provi
A military helicopter flies as displaced Afghans stand near the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province on May 5, 2014. As many as 2,700 people may be buried after a landslide in the Ab-e-Barak village in Badakhshan province in Afghanistan on May 2. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Afghan villagers gather near the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province. As many as 2,700 people may be buried after a landslide in the Ab-e-Barak village in Badakhshan province in Afghanistan on May 2. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Afghan villagers gather near the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province. As many as 2,700 people may be buried after a landslide in the Ab-e-Barak village in Badakhshan province in Afghanistan on May 2. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
An Afghan villager receives aid near the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province on May 5, 2014. As many as 2,700 people may be buried after a landslide in the Ab-e-Barak village in Badakhshan province in Afghanistan on M
An Afghan villager receives aid near the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province on May 5, 2014. As many as 2,700 people may be buried after a landslide in the Ab-e-Barak village in Badakhshan province in Afghanistan on May 2. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Afghans wait to get their lunch near the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province on May 5, 2014. As many as 2,700 people may be buried after a landslide in the Ab-e-Barak village in Badakhshan province in Afghanistan on M
Afghans wait to get their lunch near the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province on May 5, 2014. As many as 2,700 people may be buried after a landslide in the Ab-e-Barak village in Badakhshan province in Afghanistan on May 2. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Afghans carry their aid on a donkey near the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province. As many as 2,700 people may be buried after a landslide in the Ab-e-Barak village in Badakhshan province in Afghanistan on May 2. -- PH
Afghans carry their aid on a donkey near the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province. As many as 2,700 people may be buried after a landslide in the Ab-e-Barak village in Badakhshan province in Afghanistan on May 2. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Afghan villagers search for dead bodies at the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province on May 5, 2014. As many as 2,700 people may be buried after a landslide in the Ab-e-Barak village in Badakhshan province in Afghanista
Afghan villagers search for dead bodies at the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province on May 5, 2014. As many as 2,700 people may be buried after a landslide in the Ab-e-Barak village in Badakhshan province in Afghanistan on May 2. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

As many as 2,700 people may be buried after a landslide in the Ab-e-Barak village in Badakhshan province in Afghanistan on May 2.

After soil and rocks rained down on their mud houses, about 600 villagers living nearby who rushed to render help were themselves engulfed by a more serious landslide.

About 700 families have been displaced after the tragedy, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Here is a look in pictures.