The area affected by an avalanche in Gorno-Badakhshan region, Tajikistan, on Feb. 15, 2023. (Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense of Tajikistan/Handout via Reuters)
DUSHANBE—Avalanches killed 10 people in Tajikistan’s eastern Gorno-Badakhshan region on Wednesday, authorities said, after heavy snowfall in the area.
One avalanche destroyed several buildings in the provincial capital Khorog, killing eight people, the emergencies committee said. Another hit the town of Vanj, killing one person; the third casualty was reported on a highway between capital Dushanbe and the city of Varzob.
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