ABI BARIK, Afghanistan – A police official says police opened fire into the air to disperse a crowd that had rushed toward a truck carrying aid for victims of a massive landslide last week in northeastern Afghanistan.
Provincial Chief of Police, Faziluddin Hayar, said no one was wounded in the incident Tuesday.
In Associated Press video footage of the incident the sound of rapid gunfire could be heard as people hid.
Hundreds of people died in the landslide last Friday in the remote village of Abi Barik.
Officials have struggled to get aid to the survivors who were displaced from their homes. Many villagers have complained that aid has been slow to come while officials have said that villagers from nearby areas have also been coming to the village to get the handouts.