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Zhenis Kassymbek about emergency in Taraz: Victims will be provided with necessary living conditions during restoration works

27 February 2019, 16:31
Zhambyl Region
Photo: primeminister.kz

Government Commission on investigating the emergency in Taraz chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister Zhenis Kassymbek arrived at the scene. After the inspection, a working meeting of the operational headquarters for the prevention and elimination of emergencies was held.

In order to find out the cause of the gas explosion, a pre-trial investigation is underway. According to operational data, there are nine victims, three of them are dead. Together with local executive bodies, the work is underway to assist the victims. More than 100 residents of the collapsed house were evacuated, they are temporarily in school No. 47. In addition, a part of the victims were placed in a multi-storey residential building in the Baiterek microdistrict. The delivery of hot meals is organized, the necessary conditions for temporary stay are created, medical and psychological assistance is provided.

Deputy Prime Minister Zhenis Kassymbek met with the victims and reported on further support measures.

“While this house is closed, the appropriate examinations will be held. We have to check whether this house is to be restored, etc. It will take time. While these works are held, the akimat will fully provide you with the necessary conditions for living,” said Kassymbek, addressing the victims.

In secondary school No. 47, the Deputy Prime Minister held an operational meeting with the participation of akim of Zhambyl region Askar Myrzakhmetov, representatives of police departments, the National Security Committee, Rescue Squad State Institution, KazTransGaz Aymak JSC, and Taraz City Electric Networks LLP.

According to the meeting’s results, the akim of Zhambyl region was entrusted to assist in carrying out emergency restoration work to the relevant services, to ensure the necessary living conditions for the period of restoration work.

Hotline in connection with the state of emergency in Taraz: + 7–7262–513575.

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