Urgent: Bus fire kills 52 passengers in Kazakhstan

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January 19, 2018

Urgent: Bus fire kills 52 passengers in Kazakhstan

According to the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Kazakhstan, on January 18, 2018, “Ikarus” passenger bus caught fire during the movement in Irgiz district of Aktobe region. There were 55 passengers and 2 drivers (citizens of Kazakhstan) in the cabin.

Five people – 2 drivers and 3 passengers managed to escape the burning bus. Two of them are citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan (Isakov Akhror, born on April 14, 1988 and Mirzaakhmedov Isroiljon, 10.01.1980). According to preliminary data, there are citizens of Uzbekistan among the 52 dead.

Operational headquarters has been established in the Department on Emergency Situations of Aktobe region. The hotline phones: +7 7132 56-29-62, +7 7132 56-68-85.

Hotline phones in the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Kazakhstan: + 7 777 218 20 10, e-mail: emb-uzbekistan1@mail.ru.