Environmentalists work in Arys – RK MIA

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In Arys, there are specialists from the Sanitary surveillance service of the Environment Ministry. This was announced by Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan Yuri Ilyin at a press conference in the CCS, reports.

“The specialists of the Sanitary surveillance service of the Environment Ministry are working at the site of the emergency to assess the environmental impact as a result of the explosions that occurred,” said Yuri Ilyin.

He noted that experts are working to extinguish the steppe fires.

"The fires start immediately outside the territory of the military unit; there is practically a steppe zone. At present, all the fires are localized and do not pose a threat," 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.
16:47, 25 June 2019


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