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Fire at filling station in Batken. Number of injured increases to 4

Four people were injured in a fire at a gas filling station in Lyailyak district of Batken region. The Ministry of Emergency Situations informed 24.kg news agency.

Three Tajik citizens were taken to a hospital, one Kyrgyzstani was hospitalized in Kulundu village. He is the driver of a tank truck Toktonazar Baltabayev, 65, a resident of Kara-Balta town. «He received the second degree burns. His condition is stable. The explosion occurred when he was refueling his truck at the nearby filling station,» the hospital representatives said.

The Ministry of Health told 24.kg news agency that the condition of the injured Kyrgyzstani was considered as moderately grave. The man entered the hospital with thermal burns of both hands and the scalp.

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