Uzbekistan Burst Dam, Over 70,000 People Evacuated


Over 70,000 people have been evacuated after the Sardoba dam in the central Syrdarya region burst, flooding residential areas and crop fields, the Uzbek Emergency Ministry said Saturday.

At least 56 people were injured and subsequently hospitalized in the region due to flooding, according to the ministry.

The dam burst in the early morning on Friday after heavy rain and gales caused serious damage to settlements, communication networks and agricultural land, the ministry said.

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Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has visited the region and said the situation is under full control and there was no reason to panic.


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