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Natural disaster at home forces Ghani to postpone Iran visit

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afghanistan-iranPresident Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Saturday said that latest situation at home and tragic deaths caused by avalanches amid incessant snowfall forced him to postpone his Iran’s visit.

During his television address to the nation, Ghani said as many as 287 Afghans have been killed, 143 wounded and 1,248 homes destroyed in the natural disasters across the country.

“I prefer to stay at home with my people at this tragic moment,” the president said. He thanked his Iranian counterpart for extending him an invitation. He would visit the neighboring country soon.