Explosions in Arys: two people killed

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The death toll in Arys increased to two people, said Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Askar Mamin, at the Government meeting, reports.

"Residents of Arys were evacuated to safe zones. Unfortunately, there are two people killed: one civilian and one soldier. I express my sincere condolences to relatives and friends. Medical aid is provided to the injured," said Mamin.

Recall that June 24, at 09.20 the fire service received a message about the fire at the warehouse of military unit No. 44856 in Arys. Under the leadership of the oblast governor Umirzak Shukeyev, a task force was created, which conducts relevant work in the town.

The President instructed the ministers of defense, internal affairs and the Turkestan region governor to urgently take measures to eliminate the consequences of the explosions, as well as to ensure the safety of residents and find out the causes of the incident.

In the Emergency Situations Department of the Turkestan region, they noted that fire and evacuation work was being carried out. A working group headed by the region governor was established.

Kazakhstan Defense Ministry made an official statement regarding an explosion at a warehouse of a military unit in Arys, Turkestan region.

Police ensure safety and order in the town. The evacuated people are placed in several points in Shymkent.

The President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, flew to Arys to study the situation after the emergency.

Later, Turkestan region governor Umirzak Shukeyev and Defense Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nurlan Yermekbayev spoke in detail about the operational situation in the town.
Zhanat Tukpiev
10:20, 25 June 2019


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