Product ID: 1460 - English
Published: 22 Jun, 2010
GLIDE: CE-2010-000113-KGZ

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A total of 433 affected buildings were identified within the city of Bazar-Kurgan. Of this total, 401 buildings were totally destroyed and a further 32 buildings were severely damaged. As illustrated in the overview map on page 3, a density analysis of the affected building sites indicated there are multiple clusters of building damages, located in the center and north-east of the city. Four of the largest clusters are described in detail below with a corresponding focus map within the report.
A preliminary assessment of building damage signatures indicates that arson was the probable cause because of the prevalence of destroyed rooftops with visibly intact load-bearing walls, a common signature of fire-related damages; a finding supported by the satellite detection of two active fire zones within the city at 8:10 UTC (2:10 local time) on 13 June 2010. 72% of affected buildings identified in the very high resolution satellite of the 18 June also fall within the two active fire zones, suggesting that a large majority of the identified building destruction likely occurred as a result of the detected fires on 13 June 2010.
Almost all affected buildings appear to have been residential or situated within residential neighborhoods, however there are a few cases of destroyed or severely damaged industrial warehouses or commercial / government facilities. No damages have been observed to the transportation network (e.g. roads, bridges) or other key infrastructure sites within the city. Virtually all affected buildings are directly accessible from main primary or secondary roads suggesting that the suspected arson attacks were perpetrated by individuals or groups who restricted their movement to these main transport routes. In contrast with Osh, no SOS distress signs and only three possible roadblocks were detected in Bazar-Kurgan. A small number of damaged buildings identified outside of the main damage clusters may be unrelated to the recent conflict, possibly due to recent construction / demolition or accidental house fire. No damages were identified in the town of Nooken, on the west bank of the Kara Unkur River.
Satellite Imagery : QuickBird 02
Resolution : 60cm
Imagery Date : 18 June 2010
Source : Eurimage S.p.A.
Copyright : DigitalGlobe 2010
Fire Data : MODIS Aqua - Terra
Fire Processing : Un. of Maryland, NASA
Fire Dates : 9 - 14 June 2010
Elevation Data : Aster GDEM
Source : METI & NASA 2009
Admin. Data : OCHA
City Data : Google MapMaker
Report Analysis : UNITAR / UNOSAT
Report Production : UNITAR / UNOSAT
Analysis Date : 19 June 2010
Report Date: 22 June 2010