200 volunteers arrive to Kokpekti
Around 200 volunteers arrived to Kokpekti to help. University students from Karaganda, Zhas Otan party members, residents of the nearest cities and villages brought shovels, rubber boots and gloves and started cleaning the village. More students with warm clothing and essentials are on their way to Kokpekti.
The dam gave way at night at 1:30 a.m. on March 31. The level reached as high as 1.8 meters in Kokpekti village. Five villagers were killed by the flood and over 100 houses were badly damaged or even destroyed.