Five people killed in Tajikistan avalanches

Mountain in Tajikistan,

Mountain in Tajikistan, Image by Dan Lundberg / CC BY-SA 2.0

At least five people have died during recent avalanches in Tajikistan. The highly mountainous country faces severe weather conditions during winter months. However, unusually warm temperatures caused snowmelt earlier in February, leading to avalanches. Travellers and citizens have been warned to stay away from mountainous areas and high passes, especially in the coming days, as warmer temperatures have been forecast. Read more: rferl.org

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