KABUL - Helicopters flew supplies into snowbound villages in mountainous northeastern Afghanistan Thursday as the death toll from heavy snowfalls and avalanches rose to at least 28, an official said. Dozens more people have been injured or are trapped in their homes under up to three metres (10 feet) of snow in remote Badakhshan province, where main roads have been cut, making it difficult for rescue workers to reach affected villages. "The latest statistics we have are 28 people killed, 45 injured and 600 cattle killed from seven districts of Badakhshan," Abdul Maroof Rasikh, a spokesman for the provincial governor, told AFP.