Mudflows cause serious damage to Jomi district


May 14, 2010, Sayrahmon Nazriyev


Mudflows caused by torrential rain on the night of May 13-14 have caused serious damage to a number of villages in the Jomi district, Khatlon province.


Mirali Halimov, the deputy chief of the Khatlon emergency management agency, told Asia-Plus Friday afternoon that mudflows damaged agricultural fields in the district and more than 300 meters of the Yovon-Jomi-Uyali road.  No injured was reported, according to him.


In the meantime, heavy rains flooded basements of a number of apartment buildings and several private houses at the Bahor and Pushkin streets in the city of Qurghon Teppa, the capital of Khatlon province.   





Flood affects village in Shahritus


May 13, 2010, Sayrahmon Nazriyev


Torrential rain that hit the Shahritus district, Khatlon province Thursday afternoon caused flood that affected the village of Pakhtaobod, Rahimjon Ochildiyev, the deputy chairman of Shahritus, said in an interview with Asia-Plus.


According to him, the flood affected 116 houses in Pakhtaobod; nine houses were destroyed completely.  Fortunately, no casualties were reported.


The families that were left homeless are currently living at their relatives’ homes or in mosques.  All of them are provided with food products and primary necessities, Ochildiyev said.


A special commission has been set up in Shahritus to assess the actual volume of damage caused by the flood and mitigate its effects.     





Armenia allocates US$100,000 to support disaster-hit people in Tajikistan


May 13, 2010, Payrav Chorshanbiyev


The Government of Armenia on May 13 made a decision to allocate 100,000 U.S. dollars to support Tajikistan that was seriously affected powerful flood, Armenia media reported.


“Taking into account that the powerful flood caused human casualties and serious damage to Tajikistan’s economy, the Government of Armenia has decided to allocate 100,000 U.S. dollars to support Tajikistan,” Armenian Foreign Minister Shavarsh Kocharyan noted at the government meeting on May 13.


Floods and mudflows that hit a number of districts in Khatlon province have caused serious damage to Tajikistan’s economy.  Many people were killed by floods and many others are still missing and feared dead.  According to Armenian media, damage caused to Tajikistan is estimated at 600 million U.S. dollars.