NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – An ecological emergency has occurred in Mangistau, one of the oil-bearing regions of Kazakhstan. For several days, a huge fire blazed at the Kalamkas oil field in the Tupkaragan District, west of Kazakhstan.

An emergency situation occurred on 13 March. The incident was first reported in the media on 13 March, with video images first appearing on social networks, which later forced the Ministry of Energy to report on the details of the incident at the Kalamkas field.

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