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Heavy Rains Cause Floods, Mudslides In Tajikistan

Workers clear debris after flooding in Panjakent.
Workers clear debris after flooding in Panjakent.

Heavy rains in Tajikistan have caused floods and mudslides that have damaged homes and led to the evacuation of hundreds of people across the country.

The floods damaged more than 1,000 homes overnight in several villages near the capital, Dushanbe, according to Orif Nozimov, the spokesman for Tajikistan's Emergency Situations Committee.

Nozimov added that hundreds of people have been evacuated from the area.

Floods and mudslides were reported in several other districts across the small Central Asian nation.

Earlier this week, Tajik authorities said that three people were killed by mudslides caused by heavy rains in the country's north.

The Emergency Situations Committee has urged citizens to refrain from travelling to the affected areas.