An earthquake in Tajikistan killed and injured 1,500 to 1,600, say the latest reports of Russia's Ministry of Emergency and Calamity Relief. The town Rogun received only slight damages, unlike four villages close to it, especially Talkhak Chashma, where 90% of houses are in debris. The quake killed three children and injured approximately fifty villages out of a 1,244 population. Quake survivors today received quilts and warm clothes from the International Committee of the Red Cross. Tajikistan's Ministry of Emergency and Calamity Relief and UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, donated a lorry-load of foodstuffs each.
For the time being, one needs to finish the construction of the section that is 100 kilometres long. On October 17, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview with RND that the project would be completed