Fayzabad District highlighted within Badakhshan Province, which Argo District split from
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Argo District (Persian : شهرستان ارگو / Pashto : ارګو ولسوالی) is one of the 28 districts in Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan. It was created in 2005 from part of Fayzabad District and is home to approximately 45,000 residents.
On 2 May 2014, there were two mudslides in the district occurring on the side of a mountain, affecting the villages of either Aab Barik or Hargu.
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On 2 May 2014, a pair of mudslides occurred in Argo District, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan. The death toll is uncertain, the number of deaths varying from 350 to 2,700. Around 300 houses were buried and over 14,000 were affected. Rescuers responding to the initial mudslide were struck by a second mudslide, which hampered rescue efforts.
The following lists events from 2014 in Afghanistan.
On 23 April 2015, a landslide occurred in the Khawahan district of Badakhshan Province in Afghanistan. Around 100 houses were destroyed and 52 people were killed by the landslide. A second landslide occurred on 26 April, displacing 120 families.
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