RAWALPINDI- Two C130 aircraft carrying relief goods were dispatched today from the Nur Khan airbase in Rawalpindi to Afghanistan's Panjshir province for victims of a massive avalanche, said a statement issued by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The relief goods include tents, blankets, stoves, as well as eatables like rice, ready-to-eat meals and medicines.

More than 250 people have been killed in a series of avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall in Afghanistan. The bulk of the deaths have come in Panjshir province, north of Kabul, where at least 186 people were killed, acting provincial governor Abdul Rahman Kabiri told.