Gallery: Aftermath of avalanches in north Afghanistan

Afghan survivors of an avalanche gather as excavators clear snow from a road near Abdullah Khil village in the Dara district of Panjshir province on March 1, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Afghan survivors of an avalanche gather as excavators clear snow from a road near Abdullah Khil village in the Dara district of Panjshir province on March 1, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Afghan survivors of an avalanche prepare food for others in the Abdullah Khil village in the Dara district of Panjshir province on March 1, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Afghan survivors of an avalanche prepare food for others in the Abdullah Khil village in the Dara district of Panjshir province on March 1, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
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. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
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. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Mud brick houses are seen after avalanches in the Paryan district of Panjshir province on March 1, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Mud brick houses are seen after avalanches in the Paryan district of Panjshir province on March 1, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Afghan men carry the body of an avalanche victim to a burial ceremony in Panjshir province on Feb 26, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Afghan men carry the body of an avalanche victim to a burial ceremony in Panjshir province on Feb 26, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
An empty stretcher is seen near the site of a funeral ceremony for the victims of avalanches in Panjshir province on Feb 26, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
An empty stretcher is seen near the site of a funeral ceremony for the victims of avalanches in Panjshir province on Feb 26, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
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. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
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. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Afghan survivors of an avalanche receive relief goods distributed by an Afghan army helicopter in the Paryan district of Panjshir province on March 1, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Afghan survivors of an avalanche receive relief goods distributed by an Afghan army helicopter in the Paryan district of Panjshir province on March 1, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Afghan women walk near the site of avalanches in Panjshir province on Feb 26, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Afghan women walk near the site of avalanches in Panjshir province on Feb 26, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Afghan men remove snow from the roof of a car after avalanches in Panjshir province on Feb 26, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Afghan men remove snow from the roof of a car after avalanches in Panjshir province on Feb 26, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

More than 180 people have been killed in north Afghanistan in some of the worst avalanches there for 30 years, officials said on Thursday, with heavy snow set to last for two more days after an unusually dry winter led to fears of drought.