Mudflow in Shughnan District, Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO), Tajikistan - Situation Report # 2, 18 July 2015


Key Highlights:

  • A16 July mudflow as a result of snow melting due to high temperatures blocked the current of Gund River creating an artificial lake.

  • No casualties or human loss reported as of 18 July 2015. Water, food and non-food items are among the highest priority needs for about 1,100 affected people.

  • Over 80% of the communities in whole of GBAO do not have electricity due to infrastructure damages.

  • Reports suggest more 56 houses in nearby communities destroyed with about 10,000 evacuated to safer sites. Schools, local stores, roads and electricity lines damaged.

  • High risk for outburst of artificial lake as a result of blockage of Gund River with potential for devastating floods in Khorog and nearby communities, including three districts of Khatlon Oblast.