A landslide triggered by two earthquakes in northern Afghanistan buried mud homes in a mountain village and at least 80 people are feared dead, provincial officials said on Tuesday.
"This is a human tragedy. An entire village was lost," the governor of Baghlan province told the BBC.
On Monday, two earthquakes with magnitudes of 5.4 and 5.7 hit northern Afghanistan in quick succession, bringing a slide of mud and rocks down on the remote settlement burying 22 houses in a mountainous village in Borka district, Baghlan province, Afghanistan.
Baghlan province governor said that 22 homes were buried but only two women's bodies have been recovered till now and 20 people were in hospital with injuries.
"We don't think we will be able to take out the other bodies," Governor Abdul Majid told Reuters.
"A rescue team only had one bulldozer to try to clear the rubble. We will hold a prayer for the victims," he said.
However, no information is available about the residents of the village where the landslide occurred triggered by the quakes.
United Nations has said that it was helping Afghanistan authorities in the area to determine what aid was needed.
Jilga and Nahrin are the other two districts in Baghlan province which was affected by the two quakes.