„A total of 2,100 people – men, women and children – are trapped,“ said to the media Naweed Forotan, a spokesman for the Badakhshan governor. The part of the mountain which collapsed is very big. Hundreds of houses were destroyed and a lot of others were damaged. The rescuers have recovered more than a hundred bodies in the following hours after the tragic event. Some peoples were treated for injuries. The landslide followed a week of heavy rain at a time of melting spring snow. A smaller landslip had hit the area a few hours earlier. President Hamid Karzai ordered Afghan officials to start emergency relief efforts immediately. U.S. President Barack Obama expressed his condolences. NATO-led coalition troops in the region will participate by giving help.