Tajikistan: Snow Avalanche: 2005/2/5
|Country or District||Tajikistan|
|Event Type||Snow Avalanche|
|Outline||An avalanche occurred in the afternoon of 3 February 2005 in Degdonak village of Mujikharf Jamoat, Nurobod District, Rasht Valley. Nine people died, three are seriously injured and 15 houses of the village were buried under snow.|
|Human Impact||Physical Impact||Others|
OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2005/02/11
Hazard winter conditions have continued in eastern and southern Tajikistan, with more than 2 metres of snowfall reported. Warmer temperatures this week have increased the risk of further avalanches in the mountainous regions, while more snow is expected throughout the weekend. Majority of the roads are still closed and communication systems are down, leaving a number of villages isolated. To date, at least 16 people have been killed.
IRIN News 2005/02/05
Bad weather continued to hamper relief efforts in snow-hit Tajikistan on Monday, where access to affected areas remained poor more than one week after heavy snows first began.
OCHA IRIN News 2005/02/04
"There have been avalanches in other areas, particularly in the Obigarm-Nurobod area [in central Tajikistan] - some 200 vehicles have been trapped from both sides of the road and they cannot move," Sirojiddin Mulloev, a spokesman for the Tajik emergency ministry, added.
OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2005/02/05
Due to the weather conditions there is no communication with the surrounding area.