Tajikistan: At least seven killed in avalanche
Aerial view of mountains near the capital of Tajikistan Dushanbe. Around 800 people had been evacuated since Sunday when a series of avalanches struck Tajikistan. Photograph: (AFP)
At least seven killed after series of avalanches struck Tajikistan over the weekend, authorities said on Monday.
Around five people were killed when an avalanche struck a highway linking the capital Dushanbe with Tajikistan's second largest city, emergency services committee told AFP.
While two others died in the country's east Pamir region.
A rescue operation is underway and the death toll is expected to rise, emergency services committee said.
Around 800 people had been evacuated since Sunday, AFP reported.
In February 2015, a single avalanche killed six people in east Tajikistan.
(WION with inputs from AFP)