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4-04-2015, 12:00

10 dead in eastern Tajikistan mudslide

Avesta.Tj | 04.04.2015 | A total of ten people were killed in mudslide on Friday in eastern Tajikistan, the country’s Emergency Situations Committee said Saturday.

The tragedy took place in the Fayzabad district, about 50 kilometers from Dushanbe.

The dozens of residents of the village of Yakabedi are trapped in their houses and covered by mud.

Ten bodies have been recovered as rescue works are under way.

Earlier in February, avalanches caused by abrupt warming and heavy snowfall killed several people in Tajikistan.

Mountains cover 93 percent of the Central Asian nation, and avalanches and mudslides kill dozens of people every year.