DUSHANBE, April 14 (AFP) - A child
was killed and a dozen homes destroyed in Tajikistan as heavy rains triggered
massive mudslides over the weekend, the emergencies ministry said Monday.
The 12-year-old died Sunday after being
carried several kilometers (miles) by the raging floods, which struck the
southeast of the Central Asian country, including the capital Dushanbe.
The ministry said the 12-year-old was
a boy, but the interior ministry said the victim was a girl.
Around 200 houses were affected by the
mudslides -- many left without electricity -- and around 500 domesticated