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BISHKEK -- One person has been killed by a massive landslide in Kyrgyzstan's southern region of Jalal-Abad, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.

The May 11 landslide occurred on the mountainous Bishkek-Osh highway, the only road between the capital and Osh, the country's second-largest city.

Kyrgyz Emergency Situations Ministry press secretary Abdisharip Bekilov told RFE/RL that the body of Anarbai Sharshenov, 56, was recovered on May 12.

Ministry rescue teams are clearing the highway. Nearby villages have been evacuated.

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