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Tajikistan: Snow Avalanche: 2006/01/30 Country Information on DRR

Period 2006/01/30
Country or District Tajikistan
Event Type Snow Avalanche
Outline An avalanche has struck the Tajik district of Jirgital, 250 km northeast of the capital, Dushanbe, late at night on 30 January, killing 18 people and injuring 12.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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IRIN News 2006/02/01
An avalanche left 18 people dead and 12 injured on Monday night in the district of Jirgital, 250 km northeast of the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, the Ministry of Emergency Situations said.

Reuters AlertNet 2006/02/01
An avalanche in Tajikistan killed at least 12 people in their sleep when it engulfed an apartment block in the mountainous Central Asian state overnight, emergency services said on Wednesday.