Eight people were killed and six injured as a result of mudflows due to torrential rains in the Namangan region of Uzbekistan, bordering Kyrgyzstan, search and rescue operations are continuing on the spot, the press service of the Uzbek Ministry of Emergency Situations said on Tuesday.
According to the press service, on July 13 at 13.30 (11.30 Moscow time) in the Kasansay district of the Namangan region due to heavy rains in the Jalal-Abad region of Kyrgyzstan, mudflows descended. As a result of precipitation, the Kasansay River overflowed its banks. "According to preliminary data, as a result of the emergency, eight people were killed, six were injured," - said in a message in the Telegram-channel of the Ministry of Emergencies.
Mudflow descended in Namangan region of Uzbekistan
Search and rescue operations are carried out jointly by employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, representatives of the regional administration and local residents, the press service added. A preliminary investigation is underway on the fact of the emergency.
The day before, mudflows descended in the Aksy region in the south of Kyrgyzstan due to torrential rains. As RIA Novosti was told in the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the country, roads and bridges were destroyed in the villages of Ak-Zhol and Zholborstu. Two children in the village of Tashtak were washed away by the torrent. In total, mudflows carried away eight people, six of them were found dead. The search for the two children continues. The search work involved 20 rescuers from the Ministry of Emergency Situations, six rescuers from the Aksy region, seven police officers and 40 local residents.