PM pledges to provide USD 1 mln to Afghan landslide victims

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New Delhi, May 6: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday telephoned Afghan President Hamid Karzai and pledged to provide an assistance of USD 1 million to the families displaced by a landslide that entombed a village, killing at least 300 people.

Singh also offered India's condolences to the people of Afghanistan over the loss of lives in Badakshan landslide, an official statement said.

He said India is strongly committed for the development of Afghanistan and its people.

Karzai thanked Singh and the people of India for their sympathy and assistance.

He said that India has always helped Afghanistan as a close friend and as a brother.

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