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 Uzbek President Karimov’s death confirmed by daughter and government, funeral scheduled for Sept. 3

Uzbek government has formally confirmed reports about the death of President Islam Karimov.

As reported by Censor.NET referring to the Russian RIA Novosti news agency, the statements of the Uzbekistan government and parliament were broadcasted by local radio and TV channels.

The funeral will take place Sept. 3 in Samarkand.

Islam Karimov's daughter has also written a message on her father's death on Intsagram: "He is gone ... I'm lost for words and do not believe it has happened."

Read more: Diplomatic sources confirm death of Uzbek President Islam Karimov, - Reuters

Earlier, the Russian Interfax news agency reported on Karimov's death. However, the statement was later cast back.

The death of President Karimov was first reported by Fergana news agency Aug. 30.

Sept. 1, the same agency reported that the funeral of Islam Karimov was allegedly planned to be held in Samarkand.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n404277