Thousands wounded in unrest in Uzbekistan's Nukus - Uzbek news website


ALMATY (Reuters) - Thousands of people have been hospitalised after unrest in the capital of Uzbekistan's autonomous Karakalpakstan province, Uzbek news website Daryo.uz cited a local official as saying on Sunday.

It quoted Sultanbek Ziyayev, the head of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, as saying that hospitals in the city of Nukus were full of patients who had been wounded when protesters clashed with security forces.

"Thousands of wounded have been hospitalised and are being treated," he said, according to the website.

(Reporting by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Alexandra Hudson)

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!
   

Next In World

Google search outage affects tens of thousands of users
Ocean warmth, seaweed scarcity threaten Fiji's fisherwomen's livelihoods
Meta’s AI chatbot repeats election and anti-Semitic conspiracies
Ukraine says its troops advance towards Izium as fighting rages in Donbas
Brazil's Bolsonaro 'not afraid to lose' election, does not seek a coup
A year after Taliban's return, some women fight for lost freedoms
Record rain leaves at least 7 dead in S.Korean capital
New Colombia gov't offers 'huge opportunity' to tackle deforestation-U.S. official
Devastating fire may force Cuba to resort to floating oil storage
Japan's Kishida likely to move trade minister, retain finance in reshuffle -media

Others Also Read