The southern regions of Kazakhstan were hit by heavy snowfall. The authorities declared a state of emergency in two districts of Zambil Oblast. Snowstorms paralyzed train traffic and also caused power outages.
A state of emergency was introduced on Friday due to ongoing snowstorms and blizzards in two regions of the Zhambyl Oblast in southern Kazakhstan, near the border with Kyrgyzstan, reports the Radio Free Europe website.
Heavy snowfall has been continuing in the region since Tuesday. Because of them, main roads have been closed and approximately nine thousand people are without electricity. Eleven trains with thousands of passengers were stuck on snow-covered tracks.
According to information provided by the Ministry of Defense, by 6 a.m. on Friday, almost 2.5 thousand people had been rescued and evacuated. people. They were placed in places where you can warm yourself in the Kordai district area.
Help from Kyrgyzstan
On Friday, the authorities of neighboring Kyrgyzstan announced that they had sent a group of rescuers to Kazakhstan to help Kazakhs evacuate approximately 150 Kyrgyz citizens who were blocked on highways.
PAP, Radio Free Europe, Radio Azattyq
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