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Teacher goes missing in blinding blizzard in N Kazakhstan

12 January 2018 11:41 54

PETROPAVLOVSK. KAZINFORM - A teacher caught in bad weather disappeared on January 11 in Bereke village of North Kazakhstan region, Kazinform reports.

The alarm was raised after the 20-year-old man didn't return home on Thursday. The police immediately launched a rescue effort which stretched into its second day this morning.

According to the regional press service, the teacher left the school building at 12:30 p.m. He apparently lost his way in the blinding blizzard and dropped by to a fellow villager's house. That was the last time he was seen.

Marat Alzhanov, head of the local police office, confirmed that a volunteer rescue effort is underway as well. The police are searching for the missing teacher in the nearby villages and in the steppe.