32 rescued from snowdrifts in Almaty region

ASTANA. January 5. KAZINFORM 32 people have been rescued after being stuck in snowdrifts in Almaty oblast, the press service of the Ministry of Emergencies reports.

"A duty officer of the Emergencies Department received a message that 32 people including 5 children, 6 automobiles and 1 truck had been trapped in snowdrifts between Saryzhaz and Kemarashi villages of Raimbek municipality yesterday at 17.25", the Department's press service reports.

Tonight a rescue team saved 32 people from the snowdrift and towed 7 automobiles to Saryzhaz and Kemarashi villages. No injuries were reported.

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