Soldiers and local volunteers in northern Afghanistan have found more bodies and survivors from recent avalanches along a well-traveled mountain road.
Afghan officials said Wednesday that at least 165 people died from the avalanches in the Salang Pass - a 3,400-meter-high mountain road that connects Kabul to the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.
Officials said rescue workers using helicopters and heavy machinery have rescued more than 2,500 people.
Days of heavy snowfall triggered the avalanches, burying parts of the road and blocking a tunnel. Media reports say the force of the avalanches pushed two buses and several cars into a deep gorge.
President Hamid Karzai has expressed condolences for the victims and ordered Afghan public works officials to assist the rescue effort.