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At Least One Dead In Kyrgyz Flash Floods

Residents examine flood damage in the village of Abdraimov in the Jalal-Abad region on May 12.
OSH, Kyrgyzstan -- Officials say at least one person has been killed by flash floods and landslides in the southern Kyrgyz regions of Osh, Batken, and Jalal-Abad.

A spokesman for the Kyrgyz Emergency Situations Ministry told RFE/RL that thousands of homes and businesses, highways, irrigation canals, and bridges were damaged by the floods, which occurred after heavy weekend rains.

Estimates of the cost of the damage were not immediately available.

With reporting by Interfax