Dozens dead in Kazakhstan blaze 哈萨克斯坦发生大火,数十人死
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A fire at a hospital facility for drug addicts1 in the city of Taldykorgan in south-eastern Kazakhstan has killed 38 people, according to officials.


The country's emergency ministry2 said 40 staff and patients were rescued. The fire was large, it said, covering 650 sq m (7,000 sq ft).

Prime Minister Karim Masimov has ordered an inquiry(调查,询问).

Safety regulations are often violated in Kazakhstan, with frequent workplace accidents and fires as a result.

There were almost 10,000 fires in Kazakhstan in the first eight months of 2009, AP news agency quoted the emergency ministry as saying.

'Save us'

According to one report, firefighters were still tackling the blaze(火焰,烈火) hours after it started.

One woman, who gave her name to Associated Press as Fatima, said: "I heard them screaming for 20 minutes. They were screaming, 'Save us, save us'."

At least 10 people are being treated in hospital, with two in critical condition.

There are as yet no details on the cause of the fire, which broke out early on Sunday.

However, Emergency Situations Minister Vladimir Bozhko said that bars and locked doors may have prevented people from escaping.

He said some work had been done to redress3(纠正,革除) building violations4 found in May but an alarm system had not yet been installed.

Mr Bozhko also said firefighters had received the emergency call too late to prevent the inferno(火海,地狱般的场所).

"Because of the materials that had been used in construction the fire spread very quickly," he said.

Prime Minister Masimov immediately ordered a commission to be set up to investigate the cause of the fire, a government spokeswoman said, according to Russian news agency Ria-Novosti.

"Today the head of the government signed such a decree(法令,判决); the commission will be led by Deputy Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov who, in the nearest future, will be flying from Astana to Taldykorgan," a spokeswoman was quoted as saying.


1 addicts abaa34ffd5d9e0d57b7acefcb3539d0c     
有…瘾的人( addict的名词复数 ); 入迷的人
  • a unit for rehabilitating drug addicts 帮助吸毒者恢复正常生活的机构
  • There is counseling to help Internet addicts?even online. 有咨询机构帮助网络沉迷者。 来自超越目标英语 第3册
2 ministry kD5x2     
  • They sent a deputation to the ministry to complain.他们派了一个代表团到部里投诉。
  • We probed the Air Ministry statements.我们调查了空军部的记录。
3 redress PAOzS     
  • He did all that he possibly could to redress the wrongs.他尽了一切努力革除弊端。
  • Any man deserves redress if he has been injured unfairly.任何人若蒙受不公平的损害都应获得赔偿。
4 violations 403b65677d39097086593415b650ca21     
违反( violation的名词复数 ); 冒犯; 违反(行为、事例); 强奸
  • This is one of the commonest traffic violations. 这是常见的违反交通规则之例。
  • These violations of the code must cease forthwith. 这些违犯法规的行为必须立即停止。
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