Unrest in Kazakhstan leaves 164 people dead and over 2K people injured, authorities say

The information allegedly came from the local Health Ministry.

In Almaty – 103 people;

in Kyzylorda Oblast – 21 people;

in Zhambyl Oblast – 10 people,

in Almaty Oblast – 8 people.

According to the Commissioner for Children’s Rights in Kazakhstan, three children died during the riots. It is known that two of them died in Almaty.

The first case happened on January 5. Then an 11-year-old boy died from a gunshot wound. Parents were walking with their children when the shot rang out.

The next day, on January 6, a 4-year-old girl died. According to the father, they were driving to get groceries in the car and passed the square, where they came under fire. The dead girl was shot in the head. There were four children in the car. Her older sister is in intensive care.

Also, on January 7, a 15-year-old boy was brought to a children’s hospital in Almaty with severe gunshot wounds. Doctors are fighting for his life.

However, the actual death toll may be higher.

The Ministry of Health also reported on the riot victims: almost 2.3 thousand people, half of whom are in Almaty. More than 80 of them are now in serious condition.

UPDATE: An hour later, this data was officially refuted. The local mass media reported that the information about the number of deaths does not correspond to reality. The Ministry of Health responded that the ministry did not give such figures.

Telegram channel @coronavirus2020.kz, which published the statistics, is the responsibility of the Ministry of Information and Social Development. They said that the publication of the statistics was a technical error.