Private house collapses into mine in East Kazakhstan Province

Photo: Private house collapses into mine in East Kazakhstan Province
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Astana, Kazakhstan, April 4

By Daniar Mukhtarov - Trend:

A private house in Ridder city in East Kazakhstan Province collapsed into the underground Ridder-Sokolsky Mine today.

"A house collapsed in Ridder city near the Ridder-Sokolsky mine at Borovaya Street as a result of formation of a sinkhole. No casualties and injuries have been reported," East Kazakhstan Province's Emergency Situations Department said on April 4.

Kazakh prosecutor's office said the house collapsed at 14:30 local time into the underground Ridder-Sokolsky Mine.

The residents managed to leave the house.

A sinkhole was formed as a result of the collapse. There are about 50 private houses near the incident site. The emergency services and police evacuated residents of nearby houses.

The landslide is continuing. The deputy prosecutor of the region also arrived at the incident site.

Translated by E.A.

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