OREANDA-NEWS.On one of the military arsenals of Kazakhstan, located near the city of Arys in the Turkestan region, there was a fire, after which there were powerful explosions.

In the Internet appeared the footage of eyewitnesses, appeared near the scene. Clouds of smoke after the explosion were visible for several kilometers.

For elimination of consequences of explosion 52 persons of staff and 12 units of fire equipment of DES of Turkestan region, and also four units of equipment, 23 persons of staff and one cynological calculation from Shymkent are involved.

Currently, fire and evacuation works are carried out. Additionally, there is information about the victims. At the moment, a working group headed by the Governor of the region has been created.

According to the Department of emergency situations of Turkestan region, currently continues the evacuation of local residents in Shymkent. Akim of Turkestan region Umirzak Shukeyev went to the scene.