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Tajikistan: Earthquake - Dec 2015

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Past
Countries
Tajikistan
Disaster types
Earthquake

As the result of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Gorno-Badakhshan on December 7, at least two people have been trapped and killed under the rock falls, and more than 14 have been injured. (RAPID, 9 Dec 2015)

According to figures from the Committee of Emergency Situations, the number of damaged and destroyed houses stands at 1,327 as of 11 December. In addition to displaced families whose houses were fully damaged, the Government noted that all families who sustained partial damage to their house are displaced due to fear of aftershocks. Estimates indicate that more than 7,962 people have been displaced. The Government is relocating displaced people to educational and social facilities in safer areas. (RAPID, 12 Dec 2015)