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Explosion in Kazakhstan's Shymkent kills two people


Ambulance in Kazakhstan. File photoALMA-ATA, May 21. An explosion in a pharmacy near a maternity hospital in Shymkent (southern Kazakhstan) killed two people, according to the health department of the Turkestan region of the republic. On Saturday afternoon, an explosion rocked a pharmacy near the maternity hospital. The pharmacy building, which produced saline, was destroyed. From under the rubble, rescuers removed the body of the watchman. According to preliminary police data, the cause of the explosion was a gas accumulation. “As a result of the incident, one employee of the perinatal center (watchman – ed.) and one child (18 days old, weight – 790 grams) were killed, eight people were injured,” the statement says. in the message of the regional health department. The victims were taken to medical institutions of the city. The head of the Department of Emergency Situations (DChS) of the city of Madiyar Zhaksybaev said that about a hundred people were evacuated from the maternity hospital. Employees of the Enbekshi district police department launched a pre-trial investigation under article 292 of part 2 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan “Violation of fire safety requirements resulting in the death of a person,” the press service of the city police department said.

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