DUSHANBE, May 12, 2009, Asia-Plus -- A powerful mudslide have killed three children in the Tursunzoda district, some 60 kilometers to the west of Dushanbe.

The Committee for Emergency Situations reported that mudslide caused by heavy rainfalls killed three children in the village of Qahramon in the Tursunzoda district on May 8.  “8-year-old Mehrob Safarov and his three-year-old sister Tanzila as well as two-year-old Fayziddin Ziyovuddin was buried by a powerful mudslide”, the source at a CES said.

In the meantime, rainfalls and floods along with mudslides have demolished 500 hectares of agricultural fields and partially damaged several residential buildings in Muminobod and Varzob districts since the beginning of May.  Besides, more than 50 households in Panjakent and Yovon districts have also been affected by torrential rain and mudslides.  Mudslides have also damaged some sections of roads in the country, the CES source said.