Ethnic violence in southern Kyrgyzstan have claimed the lives of at least 82 people, leaving over 1,076 injured, the Kyrgyz news agency AKIpress cited the latest report by the country’s health ministry on Sunday.
Deadly ethnic riots swept through the country’s second-largest city of Osh and another southern city of Jalalabad on Friday and Saturday.
Kyrgyz and ethnic Uzbek groups set ablaze cars, crushed the stores and markets as well as the residential houses. The looters have been rampaging through the streets during the days of rioting.
At least 614 people have been hospitalized and another 383 received ambulatory treatment. Six severely injured Kyrgyz citizens have been transported to hospitals in Moscow by a Russian emergencies ministry’s cargo plane.
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