Home alone. Five children died in fire in Zhambyl rgn

from MES RK press service
In Zhambyl region, five children died in the fire, refers to the spokesman of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, Talgat Uali, announcing.

"In Zhanatas town, Sarysu district of Zhambyl region, at 3.15 p.m., microdistrict 2 in a 5-storey residential building, a fire broke out in an apartment on the 3rd floor on an area of 16 square meters, where household items and furniture caught fire. There were five people in the apartment, minor children born in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020, who were left without adults’ supervision, "the report says.

According to preliminary data, the father of the family was at work, the mother went for some shopping. In the fire, all the children suffered from carbon monoxide and were urgently hospitalized, but after a while they died.

"To establish the causes of the incident, a special commission was formed by the order of Zhambyl region’s governor, headed by the deputy governor of the region Ulan Zhazylbek, who went to the scene. The commission also includes representatives of the prosecutor's office, police department, department of emergency situations and other concerned state bodies," Talgat Uali informed.

The family will receive comprehensive assistance from local executive bodies, including the help of psychologists and funeral, the spokesman added.

Ekaterina Eliseeva
19:02, 19 February 2021