Monday, April 30, 2012 -
Days of strong rains have caused floods that destroyed or damaged around 400 homes across the southwestern Tajik province of Khatlon.
The Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense (CSF) said Monday it is working on flood relief and has asked the central government to provide food, fuel, and other essentials.
Many areas were hit by power blackouts lasting up to 24 hours, it said.
Three days of heavy downpours in the region of Java damaged at least 80 homes and buildings, as well as three bridges across the river Yavansu. Road traffic is unable to cross the river at these places.
Around 250 houses were destroyed or damaged in Muminabad region, leaving 30 families homeless. The rains also washed out roads linking villages in the area.
A section of road used by heavy vehicles serving the Kulob concrete plant, located at the city of the same name, was washed away in a mudslide.
Around 100 houses were also damaged from rains in the districts of Vose and Abdulahmon-Jomi.
Government authorities are prepared to provide up to 1,000 acres of land for construction of new houses for displaced families, the AsiaPlus.tj news agency reported.