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Over 10,000 Evacuated Due to Floods in Kazakhstan

Sun 31 Mar 2024 | 05:48 PM
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The Kazakh Ministry of Emergency Situations announced the evacuation of more than 10,000 individuals, half of whom are children, from seven regions during March due to floods caused by rapid snowmelt.

According to a statement from the ministry's press office, "In the regions of Turkistan, Aktobe, Kostanay, Western Kazakhstan, Akmola, Oulatau, and Abai, a total of 10,587 people, including 5,101 children, have been evacuated. Currently, 5,497 individuals, including 1,739 children, are housed in temporary accommodation centers."

Earlier, Kazakhstan's Prime Minister, Olzhas Bektenov, stated that the current floods in the country are the most significant in recent years.

The Kazakh National Security Committee warned on Saturday of traffic restrictions in specific directions at the border between Russia and Kazakhstan due to the floods.