Nursultan Nazarbayev urged all Kazakhstanis not to remain indifferent to the tragedy in Arys

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The First President of Kazakhstan - Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev urged all Kazakhstanis not to remain indifferent to the tragedy in Arys, Kazpravda.kz reports.

“These days, absolutely all Kazakhstanis show empathy to the residents of Arys. N.Nazarbayev is concerned about the fate of people affected by the emergency,” Aidos Ukibay, press secretary of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, wrote on Twitter.

"In order to assist, Elbasy and the staff of the Office of the First President transferred their one-day earnings to the appropriate fund. Nursultan Nazarbayev urged all Kazakhstanis not to be indifferent to the tragedy of our citizens," he said.

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.
Information on the victims has been 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.

The head of state met with the evacuated residents of Arys, inspected residential buildings and administrative facilities most affected by the explosions at the ammunition depot, and also instructed to take priority measures to ensure the operational accommodation of citizens who lost housing, and to provide comprehensive assistance to the injured, including medical.

Later it was reported that all missing children as a result of explosions in Arys were found and handed over to their parents.
18:51, 25 June 2019


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