In the east of Tajikistan, in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, several snow avalanches occurred at once, reports “MIR 24”.
According to the latest data, 15 people died, 4 buildings were completely destroyed in the city of Khorog, and another 35 were partially damaged. Authorities evacuated more than 400 local residents.
The cause of the disaster was warming and heavy rains in mountainous areas. There is a danger of new avalanches, both in the Gorno-Badakhshan region and in the north of the country.
President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon instructed to provide material assistance to all victims as soon as possible, as well as to carry out work to eliminate the consequences of the disaster.