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Emergency situation declared in village of Uzgen district due to landslide

Emergency situation has been declared in Karl Marx village in Uzgen district due to a landslide. Press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations reported.

The landslide with a volume of about 1 million cubic meters descended on March 22 as a result of the activation of the earth’s crust in Kyzyl-Kungoi area of Karl Marx village. It did not reach the houses for about 300 meters. At least 195 residents were evacuated to Kurshab village.

The Ministry of Emergency Situations added that the landslide continues to move — at the moment there are 120 meters left to residential buildings.

The landslide became active in the spring of 2017. Last fall, the Department of Monitoring, Forecasting of Emergency Situations under the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic issued a conclusion recommending relocation of residents of 18 houses located near the dangerous zone.