Fire at weapons storage in Azerbaijan (VIDEO)
A fire occurred at a weapons storage of an Azerbaijani Defense Ministry military unit on Sunday. As a result of the fire, an explosion was observed on the territory of the military unit.
A group consisting of representatives of the relevant bodies immediately arrived at the site to find out the causes of the fire and take the necessary security measures.
Azerbaijan`s Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Emergency Situations and the Office of the Prosecutor General have said in a second joint statement that the fire has been localized and prevented from spreading.
"As a result of immediate measures taken under instructions of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, at about 17.00 the fire was localized and prevented from spreading to other places, the blasts were prevented from spreading," the statement says.
"Five servicemen who received minor injuries as a result of the incident were discharged from Siyazan District Treatment and Diagnostics Center after receiving necessary treatment. Another person is still under medical examination at the hospital. There have not been any severe injuries or casualties in the incident," the statement says.
Efforts continue under instructions of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan to temporarily evacuate people to safer places and provide them with basic supplies, the statement says.