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Kazakhstan: Drivers and passengers rescued from blizzard with tail-rope

Kazakhstan, Akmolinskaya oblast
February 24, 2020 at 14:31 GMT +00:00 · Published

Rescuers were able to save drivers and passengers trapped in their cars during a severe blizzard in Akmolinskaya Oblast in Kazakhstan last week. Footage shows a chain of people holding a long rope making their way through inclement weather conditions on the Ereimentau-Turgai highway.

According to International News Agency ‘Kazinform,’ citing the press centre of the Emergency situations committee of the Kazakh Interior Ministry, 20 people from seven cars were rescued as a result of the operation.

Each year numerous people get stuck on the roads in Kazakhstan due to severe winter weather conditions. Special restrictions are introduced in order to avert accidents, with special rescue units working day-and-night.

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Rescuers were able to save drivers and passengers trapped in their cars during a severe blizzard in Akmolinskaya Oblast in Kazakhstan last week. Footage shows a chain of people holding a long rope making their way through inclement weather conditions on the Ereimentau-Turgai highway.

According to International News Agency ‘Kazinform,’ citing the press centre of the Emergency situations committee of the Kazakh Interior Ministry, 20 people from seven cars were rescued as a result of the operation.

Each year numerous people get stuck on the roads in Kazakhstan due to severe winter weather conditions. Special restrictions are introduced in order to avert accidents, with special rescue units working day-and-night.

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