About 24,000 people from Kazakhstan crossed the border of Kyrgyzstan through border checkpoints after the riots in Kordai region. The Deputy Prime Minister, the head of the government commission for elimination of consequences Berdibek Saparbaev, told at a briefing in Sortobe village yesterday.
«We visited checkpoints Aukhatty, Karasu this morning. There are no restrictions on crossing the border. Currently, according to reports, 24,000 people have moved to the other side (to Kyrgyzstan). The elders, women, the youth began to return yesterday,» Berdibek Saparbaev told reporters.
Earlier, the State Border Service of Kyrgyzstan confirmed crossing of the border only by 4,000 Kazakhstanis.
According to the official data of the authorities of the Republic of Kazakhstan, almost 1,000 people took part in the riots in Masanchi village and other settlements, 11 citizens died, 40 were injured, 50 were detained. More than 30 residential buildings, 15 commercial objects, 23 cars were damaged as a result of arsons.
An emergency situation regime has been declared in Kordai district of Kazakhstan.