Three died and seven injured in firefighting operation in the Almaty region
Astana. August 6. KazTAG - Three people have died and seven have been injured in the firefighting operation in the Almaty region, reports the Ministry of Interior Affairs of Kazakhstan.
"In the time of firefighting operation in the mountains located in Taldynsk rural county of Panfilov district, Almaty region, three people died on August 5 including one employee of Zharkentsk forestry, two local inhabitants who were trying to put out the fire independently. Seven people have suffered burns, one has broken his leg," reads the report.
The victims have been taken by helicopter to hospital of Zharkent.
The firefighting operation was complicated by hardly accessible mountain locality, MI-8 helicopter has been involved in the operation.
Freighting works are underway.
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