Kazakhstan, Astana, Dec. 18 /Trend, K. Konyrova/
The problem with communication in the Zhanaozen city of Mangistau region and other parts of western Kazakhstan has been caused by riots that occurred in Zhanaozen on Dec. 16, the Ministry of Communications and Information of Kazakhstan said in a statement.
According to preliminary information of the Ministry, the problem with communication is caused by the disruption of electricity and damage to communication lines. For this reason, cellular and Internet access is completely absent in Zhanaozen.
Fixed telephony services are currently provided, however, because of large network congestion, communication periodically disappears, the report says.
Telecom operators have already started work to restore lines of communication and networks.
About 11 people died Friday in the riots in the city of Zhanaozen. On Friday President Nursultan Nazarbayev imposed emergency rule in the city.
Hooligans set fire to the train in Shetpe station in Kazakhstan, which left 11 people injured, one killed on Saturday.