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19 May 2010

Multiple natural disasters in Tajikistan

Due to a number of natural disasters in Tajikistan, including an earthquake in the Gorno-Badakhshan region on 2 January 2010 and continuous heavy rainfalls from 25 March to 12 May, multiple damages were reported to citizens and economy including flooding, mudflows and landslides in 21 districts.

Twenty cities are being affected by disaster. Forty people died, 33 are missing and 300 are injured. The situation has become more crucial especially in the areas with difficult access.

A disaster assistance request was sent to EADRCC on 19 May 2010.