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