Death toll from Kazakhstan ethnic clashes rises to 10

NUR-SULTAN (HRNW) – Two more people have died from wounds sustained in the Feb. 7 clashes in southern Kazakhstan, bringing the total number of casualties to 10, the authorities said on Sunday.

The incident triggered by an argument over right of way led to a brawl between ethnic Kazakhs and Dungans, a minority group with Chinese roots, followed by an overnight rampage in which an angry crowd torched dozens of buildings and cars.

A total of 140 people sought medical attention in Kazakhstan after the clashes and 25 more went to doctors in neighboring Kyrgyzstan where many Dungans fled after the violence.

Be the first to comment on "Death toll from Kazakhstan ethnic clashes rises to 10"

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.