Flood waters in southern Kazakhstan have swept away two dams, causing the evacuation of hundreds of people, the former Soviet republic's emergencies ministry said on Friday,
RIA Novostireported. On Thursday, rain and melting snows caused a dam to give way in the village of Zhylbulak, with a population of 820 people. The vast majority of the residents were evacuated.
Another dam break occurred in the Kyzyl-Agash village.
A road connecting the capital, Astana, with the city of Ust-Kamenogorsk was closed after flood waters made it impassable.
Kazakhstan's transport ministry traffic has also reported closures and delays on other roads in connection with the floods.