Mudflows in Kyrgyzstan Lead to Evacuation of Over 1,300 People

Over 1,300 people were evacuated from the Apshyr-Sai recreation area in Kyrgyzstan's Nookat region due to mudflows.

Fortunately, there were no casualties among the evacuees, according to the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic, as reported by Kabar agency.

Five individuals were airlifted by the Ministry of Emergency Situations from the Apshyr-Sai area, and ten more were evacuated from the Kezart jailoo. They were all safely transported and examined by doctors before being taken home.

“In total, more than 1,300 vacationers were evacuated. There are no casualties among them,” the report confirmed.

On June 28, mudflows in the Nookat district caused significant damage, washing out bridges, roads, and electrical substations. The mudflows also carried away people relaxing by the river, blocking approximately 1,400 vacationers in the Abshir-Ata and Kezart jailoos. Rescuers have found seven bodies.

According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kyrgyzstan, two minors from Kazakhstan died in the mudflows in Abshyr-Ata, Nookat district, Osh region, while two others are still missing. The Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kazakhstan will send an aircraft to Osh to repatriate the deceased.




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