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Mud flow washes away 300 ha of arable land in Jalal-Abad region

Mud flow washed away 300 hectares of arable land in Nooken district of Jalal-Abad region. Press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kyrgyzstan reported.

According to it, water level in Kara-Unkur River increased due to heavy rainfalls on April 18–19, and the arable land was washed away in the territory of the rural district. The water flooded six yards and created a threat of flooding to 234 houses and 2, 138 hectares of arable land in Mazar area.

As reported, the Ministry of Emergency Situation jointly with the local authorities, organizations and residents carried out bank protection works and evacuated 5,590 people. They moved to their relatives.

Mobile emergency management point of the ministry works at the scene. To strengthen the dam, 1,200 bags with sand were used.

In addition, 6,690 people were evacuated to safe places to their relatives from Chek, Kyrgyzstan, Kormotsekh villages, and at 9:00 pm, after the threat of emergency disaster receded, residents of these villages and villages of Aral rural area were allowed to return to their places of permanent residence.

According to the information of the emergency department, mudflow also hit villages of Aksy district, Jalal-Abad city, villages of Suzak, Bazar-Korgon districts, and also Mailuu-Suu town.

Floods and mud flows were recorded in the villages of Uzgen (Toktogul, Jilaldy, Krasniy Mayak, Kalta, Progress, Erdik), Kara-Kuldzha (Kenesh, Konokbay Talaa, Terek-Saz), Alay (Toguz-Bulak, Chab-Jilga, Kara- Jigach, Birinchi May, Ken-Jilga, Dzhany-Turmush), Nookat (Isanov, Kok-Jar, Borbash, Baghlan, Kojo- Aryk), Kara-Suu (Toloykan, Ozgur, Osmon) areas. Infrastructure objects were damaged there. Floods were also recorded in the villages of Chui, Naryn and Batken regions.

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