There was a large explosion yesterday at around 5.30-5.40 pm at the 8-story Labzak business center in Tashkent. According to the official statement made by the Ministry of Internal Affairs one person has died and three were injured as a result of a natural gas explosion. However, witnesses statements contradict the number of people injured and the nature of the explosion.
It appears that language reform in Uzbekistan will not be completed by 2015. Just the chaos caused by the switch from a Cyrillic to a Latin-based alphabet will probably only be resolved when the older generation – used to using Cyrillic alphabet – passes away.