In Uzbekistan cancelled scheduled for August 31 official events, timed to the 25th anniversary of the Declaration of independence of the country. About it reports Russian service Bi-bi-si.
In previous years, this day the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov usually appeared in public. But on the eve it became known that he suffered a seizure and was hospitalized in serious condition.
It is unclear whether the cancelled holiday events precisely because of the serious illness of the President. It is also not clear, will there be a celebration in connection with the independence Day of Uzbekistan are usually held the 1st of September.
Yesterday, August 29, the daughter of the President of Uzbekistan, Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva said in Facebook that her father is hospitalized with a brain hemorrhage.
On the same day in the evening edition of the Fergana reported citing its sources that Karimov died in hospital about 13-14 hours in Kiev. In the office of the President of Uzbekistan did not confirm reports of the death of President Islam Karimov.