At least 30 people were killed when a gold mine collapsed in Badakhshan province Sunday, local officials said.
The incident took place at around 11am in Kohistan district when the workers were busy in mining, said Nek Mohammad Nazari, spokesman for Badakhshan governor.
Nazari said 15 workers were wounded in the incident.
He said the wounded were in critical condition.
The local officials did not provide further details about a possible number workers trapped in the mine.