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Citizens living near landslide area housed in temporary shelters - UPDATED

Citizens residing within range of the landslide area near the Baku TV tower have been housed in temporary shelters, the Sabail district executive authority told APA.

 

Residents who have nowhere to stay overnight have been housed in temporary accommodation facilities within organizations and institutions of the district. They are provided with food and water. At the moment, the territory is under police control. Representatives of relevant government agencies visited the territory and examined the landslide area. Considering the seriousness of the situation, a headquarters has been created at the Sabail district Executive Power to ensure safety of the citizens.

 

After the meeting of the headquarters, representatives of the Sabail District Executive Power and the Police Department met with residents in the area.

 

The landslide zone is located 200-250 meters southeast of the TV tower. The cause of the landslide was atmospheric precipitation and vertical cutting of the slope during the construction work. The width of the cracks in the landslide zone reaches 1 meter, the depth is 7 meters

 

 

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19:37, Jan.24

 

Citizens residing within range of the landslide area near the Baku TV tower are being relocated, the Sabail district executive authority told APA.

 

Those with nowhere else to spend the night have been housed in temporarily in buildings belonging to different organizations and enterprises. The area is being policed.

 

Concerned officials have visited the area. In consideration of the seriousness of the situation, a headquarters has been created at the Sabail district executive authority to ensure safety of the citizens. The area is being controlled on a constant basis. The Cabinet of Ministers is dealing with the crisis.

 

The landslide area is located just 200 to 250 meters southeast of the TV tower. Experts say the current activity in the area has been caused by rainfall and a vertical cutting of the slope during construction. Cracks 1 meter width and 7 meters in depth have emerged. 

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