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100,000 residents evacuated following Uzbek dam burst

Tens of thousands of people were forced to move away from their houses after a dam burst in Uzbekistan near neighboring Kazakhstan.

The newly-constructed Sardoba reservoir breached its walls on May 1.

At a tweet, the Kazakh president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, stated over 22,000 inhabitants in the nation’s Turkestan area had to be evacuated.

The seven-year job to construct the Sardoba reservoir has been completed in 2017.

Kazakh officials have criticized Uzbekistan for not supplying enough info on the status of flooding management fast enough.

The Uzbek state prosecutor said an inquiry was launched into official neglect and structure rule violations.