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Damage from riots across Kazakhstan to amount to 220 million dollars

Source : 112 Ukraine

Most of the costs fell on Almaty
18:09, 11 January 2022

TASS

The damage suffered by the business due to the riots in Kazakhstan amounts to about 95.3 billion KZT (over 220 million dollars), the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs reports.

"The total amount of damage was, according to rough estimates, more than 95.3 billion tenges, in Almaty - 93.8 billion tenge," the statement reads.

Thus, 1,528 affected business entities and 1,709 objects were identified in nine regions, of which 1,408 subjects and 1,578 objects were found in Almaty.

"The most affected industries were trade - 1448, catering - 32, the financial sector - 37, logistics - 9 and the media - 2," the National Chamber reports.

As it was reported, the unrest in Kazakhstan began against the background of rising gas prices; clashes with security forces, seizure of office buildings, and looting began in the cities. By January 4, protests had spread across the country. Kazakhstan has declared a critical level of the terrorist threat.

The authorities have not yet provided exact data on the number of dead; it is known that three children are among the dead.

At the same time, almost 400 people were injured by the military.

More than 90 units of National Guard military equipment were also damaged during the riots.

Related: 9,900 partisipants of mass riots detained in Kazakhstan

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