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21-07-2015, 12:02

At least three dead, two others missing in Tajikistan mudslide


Avesta.Tj | 21.07.2015 |At least three people have been killed and two others are missing as a result of a mudslide in Tajikistan's eastern region of Gorno-Badakhshan on Tuesday.

According to the press service of the Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO), the mudslide buried a minivan in the Vodkhud jamoat of the Vanj district, killing three people and two others are missing.

The search operation is under way for missing persons.

The main highway from Dushanbe to Khorog is currently blocked because of mudslides. The work on repairing the highway is under way.

The mudslides also destroyed two pedestrian bridges in the Darvoz district and damaged several new buildings in the village of Barrushon in the Rushan district. 

Besides, a mudslide occurred in the Navobod jamoat in the Shugnan district.