Monday, October 23, 2017

Two Tajikistan nationals die in Yekaterinburg house fire

According to the representative office of Tajikistan's Migration Service in the Russian Federation, two Tajikistan nationals died in a Yekaterinburg house fire on Tuesday.

The bodies were found on Tuesday morning after the blaze in a burned down private house in Yekaterinburg was extinguished. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, Central Asian News reports.

"They were identified as 26-year-old resident of the village of Isroilobod in Vahdat district and 25-year-old Zokirjon Rahimov from Qizil Tojikiston village in Qubodiyon district," the representative office said, according to Central Asian News.

A Tajik migrant worker was killed in Yekaterinburg in October after an accident at a construction site caused a 14 meter tower crane to collapse for no clear reason. Tajik national Amirali Shjairzoda died as a result of the accident while another Tajik national, Arash Azizov, experienced minor injuries. Invest Stroy Yug, the management company of the construction site, said that it would pay approximately $17,000 to the family of the deceased and would fund the treatment of Azizov.

In November, the BBC released a report that many Tajiks had been rounded up in Russia in an effort to crack down in illegal migration from Tajikistan. This came on the heels of two Russian humanitarian pilots who were jailed for eight months in Tajikistan after making a fuel stop en route from Afghanistan.