In Tajikistan, a republican commission has been established under the leadership of the country’s Prime Minister Kokhir Rasulzoda to determine the amount of damage from the earthquake that occurred last night in the country, the state news agency Khovar reported.
Recall that on the night of March 23, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6 occurred in Tajikistan, which was also felt in Uzbekistan. The epicenter was located in the village of Paldorak, Langar rural jamoat, Kukhistoni-Mastchokh district, at a depth of 11 km. The magnitude of the earthquake in the epicenter was 5-6 points, and in the capital Dushanbe – 3-4 points. The second earthquake, which occurred in the morning, had an epicenter in the same area, the magnitude was 4.8 points.
On the afternoon of March 23, the working group went to the scene and got acquainted with the consequences of the natural disaster.
In six villages of the district, according to the agency, auxiliary structures were mostly damaged, which did not have a foundation. Partially damaged houses and roads. No deaths have been recorded.
In the region, work has begun on the elimination of the consequences of a natural disaster. The Prime Minister of the country, Kokhir Rasulzoda, said that families living in the affected houses will be evacuated to safe places, building materials, flour, oil, rice and meat will be delivered to the residents affected by the earthquake as soon as possible.
Journalist Hikmat Fitrati posted photos from the scene on Facebook.
“As a result of the earthquake on the night of March 22-23, dozens of cowsheds in [several villages] were destroyed, and some houses were also cracked. According to eyewitnesses, the livestock of the inhabitants died under the collapsed roofs of barns,” he wrote.
Photo: Fitrati Hikmat