ASTANA, December 17 (Itar-Tass) — The death toll from the Friday riots in the Kazakh oil city of Zhanaozen rose to 11, spokesman of the national prosecutor general Nurdaulet Suindikov told a briefing on Saturday.
Another dead person has been found in Zhanaozen, Suindikov said.
“When the accident scene has been examined, the body of a dead man has been found,” the spokesman said, adding that the man had died of burns.
According to the Kazakhstani Prosecutor’s General Office, during the riots in Zhanaozen, a total of 46 facilities have been ravaged and set of fire. Among these facilities, the Prosecutor’s General Office named the city administration, the hotel and the Ozenmunaigaz Company’s building, as well as two dozens of cars of peaceful civilians.
“By now, a total of 70 participants in the riots have been detained,” Suindinov said.