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More flood in Kyzylorda Oblast in southern Kazakhstan

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More flood in Kyzylorda Oblast in southern Kazakhstan

Birlik village in Zhanakorgan region of Kyzylorda Oblast is suffering from streams of muddy water again. 8 houses have been badly flooded and several barns collapsed in the village.

"The melt-water is coming from the mountains. Our problem is that the village is located at the foot of the mountain. Eight houses in our village have been flooded, but none of them have collapsed, but several barns have been destroyed. The water flow has subsided and I think everything is going to be back to normal soon," Aripbek Assanov, a resident of Birlik village, says.

"People from two south-eastern streets of Birlik in the Akyuk district were affected. Despite the warming weather, the earth remains icy and covered with snow. An emergency response center led by the Akim (Governor) of the region Sultanbek Taupbayev has gathered more than 300 locals and arranged a tractor with a dirt scoop and a moto-pump from the region's fleet and two more field engines from the district fleet to assist the villagers. They managed to redirect the water flow under the Western Europe-Western China highway via underground pipes and into an old water channel," the local authorities report.

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