PHOTOS: Dozens Missing As Thunder, Lighting Storm Kill Scores, Bury Over 20 Trucks, Others

At least three people have been reportedly killed while dozens are still trapped following a landslide in Pakistan.

This incident occurred Tuesday, when a landslide during a thunder and lightning storm on the main road through northwest Pakistan’s Khyber Pass buried more than 20 trucks, killing at least three people, with dozens more feared trapped, officials said.

Abdul Nasir Khanthe, the deputy commissioner of the Khyber district, told Reuters that twenty to twenty-five containers were buried in the wreckage.

He also said two Afghan citizens had been killed, and authorities were trying to recover the bodies. Three other people had been taken to hospital and the number of casualties could rise, he added.

A third body was pulled out hours later.

The landslide took place in the early hours of Tuesday on the main route connecting Pakistan with land-locked Afghanistan, a major transit point for trade between the South Asian nations and into Central Asia.



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