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21 Feb 2005 description

DUSHANBE, February 21 (Itar-Tass) - Tajikistan estimated damage from snowfalls and avalanches at over three million US dollars, Tass learnt on Monday from First Deputy Minister for Emergencies Abdurakhim Radzhabov who noted that 12 people fell victims of the foul weather that was raging for over two weeks in the republic.

14 Feb 2005 description

DUSHANBE, February 14 (Itar-Tass) - The damage from snowfalls and avalanches in Tajik Pamir and in eastern regions of the republic is put at almost 700,000 dollars, sources from the Tajik Ministry for Emergency Situations told Itar-Tass on Monday.

These are just early figures, as there is still no communication with dozens of small villages, the sources said.

Over 310 residential and administrative buildings, including several schools, have been partially or fully destroyed, ministry sources stressed.

05 Apr 2001 description

KIEV, Apr 05, 2001 (Itar-Tass via COMTEX) -- Humanitarian aid supplies worth 100,000 US dollars, intended for the victims of the recent floods in the Sub-Carpathian region of Ukraine is to be delivered here from Israel on Thursday. The aid, which has been arranged by the World Jewish agency Sohnut, has been sent in response to an appeal from the Ukrainian government and the Hope and Good charity foundation.

29 Apr 1998 description

VLADIKAVKAZ, April 30 (Itar-Tass) - UNHCR (U.N. high commissioner for refugees) envoy to North Ossetia Vincent Cochetel kidnapped in Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia, has been held in captivity for four months and his fate remains unknown.

North Ossetian President Alexander Dzasokhov personally oversees the investigation of the kidnap. A special inter-agency investigation group has been set up to find Cochetel who is believed to be outside the republic.

Law enforcement agencies believe that the kidnappers hope to get a ransom.