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Extreme weather threatens displaced people in Afganistan

02-10-2012 10:43 BJT

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The Afghan capital has been experiencing its worst cold-snap and heaviest snows in at least 15 years, creating chaos and even death for some of the city's more vulnerable residents.

Temperatures in Kabul have dipped to as low as minus 16 Celsius, according to the country's National Weather Centre. The cold, combined with 50 centimeters of snow, caused a sharp increase in demand for wood.

Among the worst affected are a group of displaced residents, living in snow covered tents and makeshift shelters at a camp west of Kabul.

A fruit seller said the children living in tents are dying and he accused the government of not paying attention.

The severe weather is unusual for Kabul which has seen little snow in recent years.



Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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