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22 May 1992 description


UNDRO 92/0426

KIRGHIZSTAN
TORRENTIAL RAIN AND EARTHQUAKE IN DJALALABAD REGION
DHA-UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
22 MAY 1992

1. TORRENTIAL RAIN, WITH HAIL UP TO 4 CM IN DIAMETER, HIT DISTRICTS OF OSH AND DJALALABAD LAST WEEK. SIMULTANEOUSLY AN EARTHQUAKE MEASURING 7 ON RICHTER SCALE OCCURRED IN SAME REGION, WITH EPICENTER NEAR VILLAGE OF BURGANDI-NOOKAT.

2. FOLLOWING PRELIMINARY INFORMATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED FROM NGO'S ON EXTENT OF LOSSES AND DAMAGE:

HUMAN CASUALTIES: 4 DEAD, ABOUT 20,000 PEOPLE AFFECTED