Avalanches killed 10 people in Tajikistan

DUSHANBE, Feb 15 (Reuters) – Avalanches in Tajikistan have killed ten people, more than two dozen have been hospitalized with injuries and search and rescue operations continue, the press center of the government’s Committee for Emergency Situations and Civil Defense (CoES) said. Wednesday. .

According to the Emergency Situations Committee, one avalanche destroyed 22 residential buildings in the regional center of Khorog, killing eight people. Due to damaged power lines, the city is without power.

Another avalanche descended in the Vanj region, where one person was caught under the avalanche. Another person died under an avalanche on the highway between the capital Dushanbe and the city of Varzob. (Nazarali Pirnazarov, text by Maria Gordeeva)


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