Pakistan, April. A landslide during a thunder and thunderstorm on the main road through the Khyber Pass in northwest Pakistan buried more than 20 trucks on Tuesday, killing at least two people, while dozens are feared trapped, officials said.
“Twenty-five containers have been buried in the rubble,” said Abdul Nasir Khan, deputy commissioner of the Khyber region. “The wreckage is very extensive and the rescue operation is continuing with heavy machinery.”
He said that two Afghan nationals were killed and that the authorities were trying to recover the bodies. He added that three other people were taken to hospital and that the number of injured may rise.
The landslide occurred in the early hours of Tuesday on the main road linking Pakistan to land-locked Afghanistan, a major transit point for trade between South Asian countries and Central Asia, Reuters reported.
Pictures released by officials showed most of the truck containers buried in huge piles of rocks.