President Emomali Rahmon Holds Phone Talk with the Chairmen of the Rasht and Tojikobod Districts

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(NIAT Khovar) – Today, the Founder of Peace and National Unity — Leader of the Nation, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon in a telephone conversation heard the reports of the chairmen of the Rasht and Tojikobod districts Mukimi Rahimjon and Kadriddin Fakerzoda on the earthquake consequences.

It was informed that the earthquake that occurred this morning destroyed residential buildings and claimed the lives of 4 people, including 2 children.

President instructed the Prime Minister Kohir Rasulzoda, the chairman of the Committee for Emergency Situations and Civil Defense, the chairmen of the Rasht and Tojikobod districts to take immediate measures to eliminate the consequences of the natural disaster and provide assistance to affected families.

The government commission immediately began work on liquidation at the scene.

According to the Seismological Center of the National Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan, the earthquake occurred at 7:14 local time 20 km from the center of the Rasht district at a depth of 10 km and had a magnitude of 5.9 on the Richter scale.

The earthquake was felt in neighboring countries as well.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan