Friday 2 May 2014 14.16 EDT

Hundreds of people were buried alive in a remote northern corner of Afghanistan on Friday when a mudslide swept through a village and a second collapse then trapped neighbours who had rushed to help, according to local officials.

"There are around 1,000 houses in Aab Barik, 300 were buried when this happened, then 600 local people who live in the site went to help but unfortunately the hill collapsed a second time," said provincial governor Shah Waliullah Adib.

(Now I'm reading that 2500 people were trapped).