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Two Canadians Killed in Afghanistan Avalanches


February 9, 2010 — A mother and daughter from Hamilton, Ontario are reportedly among the 160 people killed in avalanches north of Kabul.

While rescue workers continue searching for survivors in the snow-covered mountain pass, the Afghanistan avalanches are now hitting even closer to home.

A mother and daughter from Hamilton, Ontario are reportedly among the more than 160 people killed.

Heavy snow over the weekend triggered the slides, which blocked off a mountain pass north of Kabul. At one point, more than 3,000 people on the mountain pass were stranded in their vehicles.

Close to a thousand Afghan troops helped dig a footpath through snow alongside miles of trapped cars. Most of those rescued walked on foot, but others had to be carried to safety.

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