DUSHANBE, April 18, Asia-Plus  -- 431 fires have occurred in Tajikistan over the first three months of this year, leaving 19 dead, including three children, according to the main firefighting service within the Ministry of Interior (MoI).

A source at the firefighting service said that damage caused by this year’s fires has amounted to 766,622 somonis.   

The main causes of the fries were carelessness, wrong use of domestic electric appliances and electrical malfunction.