The Indian embassy would hand over the financial assistance to the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Thursday in Kabul, a Ministry of External Affairs statement said.

"As per PM's announcement of financial assistance for relief and rehabilitation of damages caused by landslide in Badakshan province of Afghanistan on May 2 Embassy is going to hand over USD 1 million to Afghan MFA tomorrow in Kabul," the statement said.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had called up President Hamid Karzai on May 5 to express his grief over the loss of life due to the landslides in Badakshan province.

During the conversation, the Prime Minister had pledged USD 1 million assistance for the affected families.

On May 2, a hill collapsed on a remote village in Aab Bareek area of Argo district in Badakhshan, 315 km northeast of Afghan capital Kabul, killing 2,000 people. The disaster was triggered by heavy rains.

(Agencies)

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