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Villagers mourn, search for survivors in wake of Afghan landslide

Villagers mourn, search for survivors in wake of Afghan landslide

An initial estimate of 350 people dead in a Friday landslide increased to more than 2,000 this morning, Afghanistan officials told CNN.

Authorities determined that they would be unable to dig through tens of feet of mud and stone covering the remote village of Hobo Barik, instead declaring the site a mass grave. The landslide struck as a wedding ceremony was taking place in the village; when more people from a nearby village came to try to help, a second landslide swept through, killing nearly 600 more people.

Below, images of a community reeling in the wake of an unimaginable tragedy. --Sarah Eberspacher