Head of State keeps situation in Arys under personal control
An explosion occurred at the depot of the military unit in the town of Arys, Turkestan region.
Around 1,800 members of armed personnel and over 50 fire fighting vehicles are involved in putting the blaze out.
President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev met with residents evacuated from the town of Arys, Kazinform cites Presidential Spokesman Berik Uali. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev assured the residents that the Government will restore the town and allocate the money needed. He also said that all the regions will provide their assistance, in particular, for children. “I will personally take care of these issues,” added the President.
The campaign "Arys, Bіz Bіrgemіz" ("Arys, We Are Together") aimed at supporting the residents of the town of Arys evacuated after an explosion at the depot of the military unit depot has started on Khabar and Qazaqstan national TV channels, Kazinform correspondent reports. It involves Deputy Minister of the Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Yuri Ilyin, Chairman of the branch of the Ahiska Turks Society of Kazakhstan Asker Piriyev, representatives of the Ministry of Defense and the Nur Otan Party. According to the most recent official information provided by the Ministry of Health, 31 people were hospitalized. The accident claimed two lives.
Photo courtesy: Kazinform, the press service of Akorda, the press service of the Turkestan Regional Administration, Facebook/ Berik Uali, the press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and eyewitnesses.