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RESPONSE TO TERROR | IN BRIEF / AFGHANISTAN

4 Die in Stampede of Refugees for Food

November 29, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

Desperate Afghans who fled drought and a harsh winter in the mountains stampeded as food was being handed out at a refugee camp in the western part of the country, killing four people.

Among the dead was a girl of about 4, who was buried with the others near the camp in a cemetery whose 200 graves, none more than a few months old, testify to the bleak conditions.

The camp at Maslakh, northwest of Herat, is home to about 100,000 displaced people.

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