A 21-year-old builder fell to the ground from the 18th floor of a building in the city of Kulob and died.
Kulob commercial center is being built by “Komil-2010” company . According to the Unified State Register of Legal Entities, the company is registered in the name of Siyovush Zuhurov, one of the sons of Beg Sabur, the head of the Communications and Intelligence Service of the President of Tajikistan.
The Department of Internal Affairs of the city of Kulob said on December 1 that the incident happened in the evening of November 25. “The incident occurred during work. The young man was taken to the hospital, but the doctors said that he had already died. He was injured in the head,” said a source in this office.
The name of the dead young man is Jamshed Panjiev. He was from Takhti Sangin community of Qubadian district.
Kulob City Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the fact that he fell to the ground from the eighteenth floor and died. The law enforcement agency said that they will determine the causes of the incident, but did not say whether a case would be opened in connection with it.
Just a few days before the incident, the residents complained about the negligence of the builders of the Kulob Business Center. The videos sent by the users of Radio Ozodi showed construction workers riding and climbing the crane without any rules.
Officials of the Construction and Architecture Committee of Tajikistan from 2019 to 2021 criticized the construction work in some of the buildings related to “Komil 2010” and said that they gave the company leaders time to correct the shortcomings. Despite such criticisms, residents’ complaints about the progress of construction work have not decreased.
The building of the commercial center of the city of Kulob consists of 24 floors, the construction of one part of it has been completed. In another part of the center, construction work is still going on.
On December 1, the reporter of Radio Ozodi tried to talk to the construction manager and find out the essence of the case. They said that Beg Sabur is in charge of construction and others have no right to speak. Beg Sabur himself is in Dushanbe, and attempts to get his opinion have not been successful so far.
A commercial center will be built in the city of Kulob next to the Cultural and Entertainment Park and in front of the government building. It will be the tallest building in the region. So far, up to 12-storey buildings have been built in Kulob.
It is not the first time in Tajikistan and the region that builders die or are injured during work due to carelessness or various reasons. Not all incidents are investigated and those responsible are not always punished.
Source : Радио Озоди