Powerful landslide in Kyrgyzstan

March 14, 2013. Landslide volume of more than 200,000 cubic meters of earth blocked the only highway, connecting with the outside world three settlements Uzgen district in the south Kyrgyzstan, according to the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic.

"Because of the landslide on highway is currently no connection to the district center of the village remained Ace-Bel, Uch-Kupchan and Ak-Terek, in which a total population of about 500 families, "- said the ministry.

According to the emergency department, the mass of the earth buried the one car whose driver managed to escape. As a result, the elements were no injuries, but the landslide is currently continuing its movement, gradually closing the channel of a mountain river.

On the site lifeguard Emergencies and buses that are trying to unload landslide and stop its movement. MOE, together with local residents, to monitor the situation round the clock vigil on the most dangerous sections.

Establish links with the villages blocked so far failed to from-for the inaccessibility of the mountainous region, noted in the department.

Source: RIA Novosti

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