Forest fire leaves 15 dead in eastern Kazakhstan | News

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The Kazakhstan authorities reported this Tuesday at least 15 deaths so far from the forest fire detected on June 8 in the Abay region (east).


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The Kasajo Ministry of the Interior specified that during the extinction work, the remains of several missing residents were found, after the fire started last Thursday.

"The police of the Abay region, during the search activities 50 kilometers from the place where the fire was extinguished, found the body of a resident of the village of Dolon, who disappeared on June 10," said the statement from that portfolio. .

Earlier, some 14 workers in the Semei Ormani forest reserve had been reported dead, and the Central Asian country had mourned for a day over the deaths of those rangers.

The Police have also reported that the fire must have been caused by several lightning strikes. The latest data shows that the area of ​​the fire has decreased from 60,000 to 43,000 hectares (ha).

In relation to the incident, the President of Kazakhstan, Kasim Yomart Tokayev, dismissed the Emergencies Minister, Yuri Ilyin, who had held the position since September 2020, last Saturday.

Likewise, he questioned the action of the head of the Abay region, Nurlán Uranjáyev, due to an inadequate performance of his duties.

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