A powerful earthquake struck a densely populated region of Uzbekistan on Wednesday killing at least 13 people and injuring dozens more.
Eyewitnesses described how the 6.1 Richter earthquake hit the Ferghana Valley shortly after midnight.
"Everybody was afraid. Everything was shaking," Dilaffrus Muminova, a Ferghana resident, said.
"It lasted two or three minutes, if not more."
As well as being home to some of Uzbekistan’s largest factories, the Uzbek government considers the Ferghana Valley a breeding ground for militant Islamists and a tinderbox of ethnic rivalries and fighting.
The Uzbek Emergencies Ministry said at least 86 people were injured and 35 people taken to hospital in the earthquake which the US Geological Survey measured at a relatively shallow 11 miles below the surface.