In a mass fight in the South of Kazakhstan killed eight people, wounded dozens

In a mass fight in the Zhambyl region in southern Kazakhstan, eight people died, dozens were injured and 47 people arrested. Such data are cited by the interior Ministry.

According to the police region, group a fight between residents occurred in the village of Masanchi Kordai area near the border with Kyrgyzstan. Police have localized the conflict, is being investigated under article “Hooliganism”. Law enforcement authorities identify the instigators and participants of the conflict, reports RIA Novosti.

According to the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the situation tried to use provocateurs, now the situation is under control of the police and the National guard. The head of state instructed to create a governmental Commission on liquidation of consequences of events in Kordai district headed by Deputy Prime Minister Berdibek Saparbayev.

According to the head of Kazakhstan, the first thing you need to find out the main causes of the conflict, to ensure prompt resolution of issues of socio-economic and humanitarian nature.

the Government Commission, together with the administration of Zhambyl region were tasked to organize the funeral of the dead, assess the damage and make the recovery plan the property of the victims, to help the families of the dead and wounded.

Tokayev has also instructed to “calm the population” by connecting to this work the Assembly of people of Kazakhstan, as well as influential people in the place.

According to the head of the interior Ministry of Kazakhstan Erlan Turgumbaeva, hooliganism involved burning. According to preliminary data, damaged more than 30 private homes, 15 commercial units and 23 car.

the Authors of some messages in social networks tried to give the ongoing clashes of ethnic character: in this area of Kazakhstan is densely populated by Dungans.

Meanwhile, the Russian Consulate General in Alma-ATA checks the information about the presence of Russians among the victims in clashes in the South of Kazakhstan, reports TASS.