Dozens of thousands people evacuated in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan due to flooding

Source : 112 Ukraine

Syr Darya River spilled and broke through the reservoir
14:08, 2 May 2020

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In Uzbekistan, the Syr Darya river spilled and broke through reservoirs. This caused floods in residential areas on both banks of the river: in Uzbekistan and in Kazakhstan, as Reuters reports.

Both countries had to evacuate tens of thousands of their citizens. In particular, the authorities of Uzbekistan announced the evacuation of about 70 thousand people from 22 villages.

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On the part of Uzbekistan, the governor of the southern province of Turkestan, Umirzak Shukeyev, spoke about the resettlement of 5,400 people from four villages. He added that some people left on their own.

The Uzbek government said it was able to reduce the flow of water and divert it to a nearby lake.

As we reported before, on January 14, a hot water pipeline broke near the Ocean Plaza shopping mall. The result was an extensive damage to the pavement, as well as the flooding of the ground floor of Ocean Plaza.

People had to be evacuated from the mall. Later, it became known that in total 10 people turned for medical help. Three of the victims received medical care at the site and seven were hospitalized. All of them have light burns.

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