Over 150 people evacuated from Atbasar due to houses underflooding

Date: 08:31, 10-04-2014.

Astana. April 10. KazTAG - More than 150 people have been evacuated from Atbasar village in Akmola region due to underflooding of houses, reports the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

"Melt waters quickly formed following sharp air temperature increase to +14 C on April 7-8 in Atbasar and Zhaksynsk districts in Akmola region underflooding about 120  houses in 5 streets of Atbasar and its suburbs. The water level is not decreasing at the moment," reads the message.

79 residents of houses located in the flooding zone have been evacuated, other 72 people from 3 streets were evacuated on April 9 after the water level in Zhabay river rose at 6.00 pmon April 9.

"Water level in the Zhabay river made up about 6 meters as of 9.00 on April 10. 45 people are staying in the evacuation points, including 8 children," the message reports.

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