TASHKENT, may 2 – RIA Novosti. Almost 60 people were hospitalized as a result of dam on the reservoir and the subsequent flooding in the Syrdarya region of Uzbekistan, said on Saturday the press service of the Ministry of emergency situations of the country.

Earlier, the Ministry of emergency situations reported that on may 1 at 5.55 (3.55 GMT) as a result of heavy rain and a Gale there was a break of one of the dams Serdobintseva reservoirs in the Syrdarya region, no casualties. Were flooded several villages, damaged roads and farmland. The President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoev in the affected area personally supervises the liquidation of consequences of flooding.

“By this time it became known and about the victims of the floods: 56 people were hospitalized with various injuries,” – said in a Telegram message at channel MES. According to the press service, the examination was conducted for 17.3 thousand people.

About 70 thousand people living in the vicinity of the reservoir were evacuated to a safe area and placed in a specially prepared facilities in the Syrdarya and Jizzakh regions, said the Agency. On Friday at 17.00 (15.00 GMT) the outflow of water from the reservoir stopped, and launched into the lake Arnasay in Jizzakh region.

Sardobinsky reservoir was built in 2017, it covers 922 million cubic meters of water.

This is not the first natural disaster in Uzbekistan this week. On the night of April 28 due to a severe storm one person was killed and over 30 were injured in the Bukhara region of the country. Gusts of wind up to 40 meters per second (hurricane on the Beaufort scale) were also recorded in Navoi, Samarkand and Kashkadarya regions. Almost 140 thousand houses in three regions for a long time remained without gas and light. Was damaged social infrastructure, housing, transportation.