Turkestan rgn governor took control of situation in Arys
Turkestan region’s governor, Umirzak Shukeyev, arrived in Arys, where an explosion of a warehouse happened, followed by a fire in the territory of military unit No. 4456, Kazpravda.kz reports.
According to the regional governorate, a special HQ has been set up, and representatives of law enforcement agencies and the military are in the emergency zone. All residents are evacuated. Camps are organized in three directions.
All social facilities will be evacuated by police.
As noted, there is no danger from the Bogen reservoir; specialists took control of the situation.
According to the regional administration additional hospitals with 100 beds were deployed in Otyrar and Ordabassy districts, 30 ambulances are working.
The Emergency Situations Department of Turkestan region says that fire and evacuation work are ongoing.
The press secretary of the Agriculture Ministry Saken Kalkamanov posted on Facebook a request to the residents of Arys to write their addresses in the comments if victims were found.