DUHANBE, January 9, Asia -Plus - Tajik President Emomali Rahmonov has convened an extraordinary meeting of the Tajik government on the fire in the “Chorbogh” orphanage in Dushanbe that killed thirteen children.

The ongoing meeting has gathered heads of relevant ministries and organizations, including energy ministry, ministry of labor and social security, emergencies ministry, firefighting service and the law enforcement agencies to discuss the cause of the tragic incident.   

By president’s order a special commission to investigate the causes of the fire, organize the victims’ funeral and render assistance to the survivors was set up yesterday, January 8.  The Tajik president demanded that the circumstances of the tragedy be investigated in the shortest possible time and the results be reported to him personally, according to presidential press service.  The Tajik president expressed deep condolences to relatives of the victims.