Landslide occurs in Dashkesen region of Azerbaijan

Landslide occurs in Dashkesen region of Azerbaijan
# 03 May 2010 07:27 (UTC +04:00)
The landslide was recorded in Alunitdagh settlement of Dashkesen region. APA’s west bureau reports that 2000cu m area of 20-30m width, 20-30m length, 6m depth has undergone landslide.

The stables in the yards of two residents remained under the water. The residents say there were 30 head of small cattle, 10 head of cattle and a lot of poultry in the stables. The walls of the houses were cracked in the aftermath of the landslide. Landslide was also recorded in the territory of Zeylik-Alunit production area, an electric post fell in the aftermath of the landslide. Electricity was cut off in Zeylik village.

Dashkesen region executive power told APA’s west bureau that the Ministry of Emergency Situations and Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources had been informed about the landslide. It is supposed that continuous rain caused the landslide, but taking into account that other factors may cause it, the related bodies are carrying out investigation. Repair work is being done to restore the electricity supply in Zeylik village.


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