ISLAMABAD, 9 June (IRIN) - Aid efforts
were continuing on Monday after torrential rains swept through the Penjikent
District of Tajikistan's northern Sughd province, killing at least three
and leaving three missing over the weekend.
"The situation is being assessed
and at this stage the immediate needs of the affected population are being
addressed," Marzia Nazarova, a senior coordination assistant with
the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Tajikistan,
told IRIN from the Tajik capital, Dushanbe.
Valentin Gatzinski, the head of OCHA