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4 people died in a well in Nur-Sultan

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In the capital, behind the Palace of schoolchildren, 4 people died in the well. This was announced by the Chairman of the RK MIA Emergency Situations Committee Vladimir Becker at a briefing in the Emergency Committee, Kazpravda.kz reports.

"Today at 16:24, the Emergency Situations Service received a message saying that a man had fallen in a well in Baurzhan Momyshuly str, 5. At 16:46, upon arrival, it was established that not one but four people fell into the reservoir of the sewage pumping station. Additional fire units were called to the scene. At the bottom, at the level of 3 meters, the reservoir was filled with liquid. The bodies were found in this liquid," - said Becker.

According to him, today the brigade of "Astana su Arnasy" consisting of 6 people carried out dismantling works of the sewage pumping station.

“It was preliminarily established that one of the workers lost consciousness and fell into the reservoir. The second worker, trying to help him, went down and also lost consciousness. A third worker came down after them, then another. Two people who remained on the surface called 103 and called for an ambulance,” added the Chairman of the emergency committee.

Vladimir Becker reported that four workers - 1988, 1993, 1995, 1967 - died. An investigative-operational group works at the site, the necessary measures are being taken. The preliminary cause of death is methane poisoning.

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Ekaterina Eliseyeva
19:43, 23 May 2019
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