Baku tragedy: fire in drug abuse treatment center

 Baku tragedy: fire in drug abuse treatment center

A strong fire broken out in Azerbaijan’s drug abuse treatment center this morning.  As of now, the fire was extinguished.

Azerbaijan's Health Ministry said that the fire was caused by a short circuit in the building’s electrical network.  200 people were evacuated from the scene, the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza reported. The bodies of 24 victims were found on the site of the accident.

The fire broke out in the 2nd department of the Republican Drug Rehabilitation Center, located in Khatai district, Zikh highway 13 at 6:00am local time.

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has arrived at the scene of a fire that broke out at the center in Baku’s Khatai district. Azerbaijan’s Minister of Emergency Situations Kamaladdin Heydarov, Interior Minister Ramil Usubov, First Deputy Prosecutor General Rustam Usubov and Head of Khatai District Executive Authority Razim Mammadov also arrived at the site.

Brigades of firefighters and emergency doctors are working at the scene.


Vestnik Kavkaza

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