Relief and rescue efforts are underway after snow and avalanches killed more than 106 people and injured dozens in Afghanistan.

In the deadliest incident, 53 people died in one village after an avalanche in Nuristan, which borders Pakistan.

The Neighbouring mountainous province of Badakhshan was also badly hit by snow storms.

Rescuers are experiencing difficulty reaching trapped people, because of bad weather and snow-blocked roads.

The main International Airport in Kabul has also been closed because of snow and ice on the runway.

On the Kabul-Kandahar highway, police and soldiers rescued some 250 vehicles that were trapped.

The Salang pass North of Kabul was also closed under as much as 7 feet of snow,

Officials are warning of more avalanches as snow storms are continuing.