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Last Updated: Wednesday, 23 February 2005, 10:06 GMT
In pictures: South Asia snows

Snowfall in Indian-administered Kashmir

The worst snowfall in decades has swept across South Asia, claiming hundreds of lives. Thousands of people are still stranded on roads in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Stranded Jammu bus passengers

Stranded bus passengers gather at a terminus in Jammu, winter capital of Indian-administered Kashmir, demanding airlifting to the summer capital, Srinagar.

Snow in Srinagar

Srinagar is also snowbound. Residents have suffered gas and power cuts. Worst-hit were some of the villages south of Srinagar which were buried in avalanches.

Snow in Srinagar

Citizens in Srinagar put a brave face on the power and communication cuts, but weather forecasters say more avalanches are likely as snow melts.

Villagers in Toba Khakri on Pakistan's border with Afghanistan

Villagers in Toba Khakri on Pakistan's border with Afghanistan await military relief supplies. North-West Frontier Province is the worst-hit region in Pakistan.

Military air drop in Pakistan

The Pakistani military drops supplies in the Teerah Valley in the Khyber Agency. Rain and snow have hit Pakistan from the far north to Balochistan in the south.

Helicopter relief in Afghanistan

Supplies also had to be dropped in Afghanistan's south-eastern Zabul province. Hundreds have died in the country, many of them children, officials say.

Plane crash near Kabul

The snows were blamed for bringing down a Kam Air plane on 3 February. It crashed on a mountain near Kabul, killing all 104 on board.

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