More than 70 people were injured in the explosion and fire in Arys

Более 70 человек пострадали при взрывах и пожаре в Арыси

More than 70 people in a series of explosions and fire in a military unit located near the town of Arys in South Kazakhstan, RIA “Novosti”.

The head of the National coordination center of emergency medicine of Kazakhstan Birzhan Ospanov said that 23 people sought medical help on their own, 48 people taken to hospitals of the cities of Shymkent, Ordabasy. Another 15 people were hospitalized, among them two with gunshot wounds and two children.

Earlier it was reported that at a military depot in one of the units near the town of Arys Turkestan region there was a series of explosions and the fire started. The city has a population of 44,3 thousand people had to be evacuated.

In the Turkestan region was declared a state of emergency. In Arys personally went to the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, who is instructed to ensure the safety of residents and to find out the causes of the accident.

People out of the city dozens of buses. To eliminate the consequences of the incident attracted more than 500 emergency personnel.