The Ministry of Emergencies in Kazakhstan announced the evacuation of more than 10,000 people, half of them children, in seven regions, due to floods caused by rapid melting of snow.
Kazakhstan news agency (Kazinform) quoted the Ministry as saying in a statement that in the regions of Turkestan, Aktubinsk, Kostanay, West Kazakhstan, Akmola, Ulytau and Abay, 10,587 people were evacuated, including 5,101 children. Additionally, there are 5,497 people in temporary residence centers, including 1,739 children.
In this context, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Olzhas Bektenov said that the current floods in the country are the largest in recent years, as more than 400 residential buildings were flooded in seven regions of the country.
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