Landslide in Tajikistan Leaves 6 Dead, 7 Missing

Landslide Alert

A spokesman for the Emergency Ministry reported on Sunday that six children were killed and seven people went missing and are presumed dead after a mudslide hit south Tajikistan. Floods and landslides are common in the country as more than 90% of its territory is covered by mountains. The mudslide took place on Saturday evening in a village located near the border with Afghanistan. Spokesman Orif Nozimov said there were so many victims because the tragedy struck in the middle of the night when majority of the local residents were sleeping. He added that the death toll could be higher than what was initially estimated.

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