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Tajikistan’s Floods Spreading and Growing Deadly

An unnamed village in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region seen under floodwater in an undated photo provided by the United Nations Rapid Emergency Assessment and Coordination Team.

The wave of natural calamities hitting Tajikistan is expanding and growing deadly, with at least three people reported killed on July 21 following a landslide in the Vanj district in the Pamirs.

Asia-Plus news website has reported that another three people are still missing. 

Nilufar Aslamshoev, the press secretary for the head of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, told Asia-Plus that a landslide buried a Hyundai Starex van in the Vodhud municipality, killing three passengers onboard. Two passengers cannot be located.

Aslamshoev said that a torrential flood in the village of Lugad, in the same area, washed away an earthmover and two trucks. The driver of one of the trucks has gone missing, she said.

The Pamirs are not the only region affected.

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