In the South of Kazakhstan in the gorge koksai of Zhambyl region during the planned military exercises at the avalanche. The Ministry of defense reported conducting search and rescue operations. Ten people were rescued, seven were killed.

Of avalanches was reported in the press service of the defense Ministry of Kazakhstan. “In the course of planned combat training of servicemen of the military unit 91678, held in the gorge koksai Zhambyl region, there was a sudden avalanches”, – stated in the message Department, which is quoted by Tengrinews.

The defense Ministry of Kazakhstan reported together with the Committee of emergency situations of the Ministry of internal Affairs of the Republic of search and rescue operations. In the regional command “South” set up operational headquarters, led by the commander. “More information about the progress of the works to be announced”, – stated in the message Department.

Later the official representative of the Committee of emergency situations, Ministry of internal Affairs of Kazakhstan Ruslan Imankulov said that the scene found seven dead, reports RIA “Novosti”. “At the moment, when conducting search and rescue operations discovered seven bodies and rescued ten people”, – said the employee of the Department. According to preliminary data, in just under an avalanche were 22 soldiers.

According to the representative of CoES, the scene was immediately sent rescue teams, reports “Interfax”. “From the scene to the city of Taraz is more than 110 km distance. In this regard, now 75 people and 7 pieces of equipment are in the way to continue search and rescue operations. In addition, now in place for more than 60 servicemen of the same military unit 91678 and ambulance are involved in search and rescue operations,” – said Imankulov.

Department on defense Affairs of Zhambyl oblast, the Agency Sputnik Kazakhstan reported that the commander of the military unit went to the scene of the accident.

In the South of Kazakhstan during a routine exercise due to an avalanche killed at least seven military 17.02.2017

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