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Clash at site of Afghanistan landslide over aid dispersal

  • A Afghan survivor poses for a photograph near the site of Friday's landslide that buried Abi-Barik village in Badakhshan province, northeastern Afghanistan, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Authorities tried to help families displaced by the torrent of mud that swept through Abi-Barik village after hundreds were killed. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

    A Afghan survivor poses for a photograph near the site of Friday's landslide that buried Abi-Barik village in Badakhshan province, northeastern Afghanistan, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Authorities tried to help families displaced by the torrent of mud that swept through Abi-Barik village after hundreds were killed. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)  (The Associated Press)

  • An Afghan girl stands near of food donations near the site of Friday's landslide that buried Abi-Barik village in Badakhshan province, northeastern Afghanistan, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Authorities tried to help families displaced by the torrent of mud that swept through Abi-Barik village after hundreds were killed. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

    An Afghan girl stands near of food donations near the site of Friday's landslide that buried Abi-Barik village in Badakhshan province, northeastern Afghanistan, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Authorities tried to help families displaced by the torrent of mud that swept through Abi-Barik village after hundreds were killed. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)  (The Associated Press)

  • Survivors sit in front of their tents near the site of Friday's landslide that buried Abi-Barik village in Badakhshan province, northeastern Afghanistan, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Authorities tried to help families displaced by the torrent of mud that swept through Abi-Barik village after hundreds were killed. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

    Survivors sit in front of their tents near the site of Friday's landslide that buried Abi-Barik village in Badakhshan province, northeastern Afghanistan, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Authorities tried to help families displaced by the torrent of mud that swept through Abi-Barik village after hundreds were killed. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)  (The Associated Press)

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.