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One person dies in earthquake in Tajikistan

Tajikistan Materials 21 July 2011 11:56
A 43-year-old resident of Khujand , Abdullo Ashrapov , died in the earthquake in the Ferghana Valley, Tajikistan on Tuesday night
One person dies in earthquake in Tajikistan

Azerbaijan, Baku, July 21/ Trend /

A 43-year-old resident of Khujand , Abdullo Ashrapov , died in the earthquake in the Ferghana Valley, Tajikistan on Tuesday night , CA-News reported with reference to local media.

According to the agenc ies , Ashrapov died after falling from the second floor during the earthquake.According to the local ambulance station of the republic, after the earthquake more than 5 people , complaining of high blood pressure, stress and heart failure , appealed for help.

There were no r eports about other casualties or damage in Tajikistan.

The earthquake occurred in the Ferghana Valley , stretching through the territory of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan , on July 20 at midnight.

The epicenter was at 235 kilometers south - east of Tashkent, in the territory of Kyrgyzstan. T he magnitude of the tremors was 7.0.

The most affected region is the Fergana region of Uzbekistan . A ccording to the Ministry of Emergency Situations , about 13 people died , 86 were injured and 35 were hospitalized.

There were no victims and material damage in Kyrgyzstan as the epicenter was in a deserted area.

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