QURGHON TEPPA/DUSHANBE, May 4, 2009, Asia-Plus  -- Torrential rain on May 3 caused mudslides that blocked or damaged some sections of the highway from Dushanbe to Qurghon Teppa, the capital of the Khatlon province.

Mudslides damaged some 20 meters of the highway in the Obi Kiik jamoat of the Khuroson district and traffic along the Dushanbe-Qurghon Teppa road was suspended yesterday for some three hours.

According to the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC), mudslides caused by yesterday’s heavy rainfalls also affected some 150 meters of the road linking the villages of Boghi Zoghon and Dashti Kulkob in the Baljuvon districts as well as damaged a bridge in the Muminobod district.

The mudslide effects have been removed already by yesterday’s evening, the source at a MoTC said.