Some 100 foreign tourists reportedly stuck in Khorog

Some 100 foreign tourists reportedly stuck in Khorog


DUSHANBE, July 26, 2012, Asia-Plus – Some 100 foreign tourists have reportedly been stuck in Khorog.  They are mostly citizens of the European countries, the United States and Canada.

Representative of an Australian tourist company, which has been engaged in sending tourists to Gorno Badakhshan, says the majority of foreign tourists were supposed to leave Khorog in the morning of July 24, but they failed.

According to him, their company has already got in touch with diplomatic missions of the United States and European countries in Dushanbe.  “To ensure security of our clients is our main tasks, and therefore, we have got in touch with their embassies in Dushanbe, who, in turn, are in contact with their foreign ministries,” the source from Melbourne said.

He added that one of members of the tourist group stuck in Khorog had a satellite phone and he was getting in touch with the company by that phone.

Meanwhile, some sources say that some 70 employees of international organizations active in the region have also been stuck in Khorog.

Representatives of international organizations accredited in Tajikistan have reportedly applied to the Tajik power-wielding structures with solicitation to provide corridor for evacuation of their employees from Khorog.