Landslide leaves 24 people missing

by Radyo La Verdad | May 1, 2017 (Monday) | 2330

Landslide in Southwestern Kyrgyzstan(REUTERS)

At least 24 people were missing in Southwestern Kyrgyzstan after a landslide tore through a village on Saturday.

The landslide, caused by heavy rains, destroyed eleven houses in the village in Uzgen district of Osh Region.

The ministry said the exact number of people hit by the landslide was still unclear.

Local administration said people in the area received a warning about risks of a possible landslide and were recommended to leave the area.

Those who decided to stay signed papers saying they had been informed about the danger.

More than 180 emergency ministry personnel are now working at the site to excavate the buried village.