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Press Release Regarding The Avalanche Disaster At The Salang Tunnel In The North Of Kabul , 11.02.2010

The avalanche disaster at the Salang tunnel in the north of Kabul on 9 February which killed 166 persons and injured 125, has been learned with deep sorrow.

On this sad occasion, we re-emphasize Turkey’s solidarity with friendly and brotherly government and people of Afghanistan. We sincerely share the grief of our Afghan brothers and sisters. We wish God’s mercy to those who lost their lives; we express our condolences and wish forbearance to their families, as well as speedy recovery for the wounded.