Government • 27 February, 2019

Government commission established to investigate the emergency in Taraz

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1-3 floors of the house at the Ninth Microdistrict, 62, collapsed at 6.21 a.m. Feb. 27 in Taraz as a result of an explosion at the entrance 4 (previously, an explosion occurred in apartment 46 on the second floor).

The Emergency Committee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs mobilized the necessary number of specialists and equipment. A full evacuation of the inhabitants of the whole house was carried out. Eight people, two of whom were dead, were pulled out from the rubbles. The condition of the victims is consistently severe.

The Prime Minister Askar Mamin promptly reported to the President Nursultan Nazarbayev about the state of emergency in the city of Taraz.

On behalf of the Head of State, a government commission was established under the chairmanship of the Deputy Prime Minister Zhenis Kassymbek. The members of the commission flew to Taraz.

Residents of the affected house were settled in the school No. 47 nearby, delivery of hot meals was organized and the necessary conditions for temporary residence were created. There are doctors and psychologists.

According to the preliminary information of the Emergency Committee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the cause of the explosion was the careless handling of gas equipment.

The operational headquarters is working, the hotline: +7-7262-513575.

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