Emergency situation in Sabirabad region of Azerbaijan, residents of nine villages evacuated

Emergency situation in Sabirabad region of Azerbaijan, residents of nine villages evacuated
# 08 May 2010 09:21 (UTC +04:00)
The rescuers started evacuation of the residents of nine villages because of continuous raise of water level in the river. The people of two villages were evacuated on Friday. A bridge over Baku-Horadiz railway is expected to be removed. 18-year old resident of Sabirabad region Aghagasim Israfilov became missing during a flood. Zalgaragat, Alembeyli and Arhanbeyli villages of the region are also threatened to be flooded.

The fuel and gas pumping stations in Sabirabad were already flooded, leaving the fuel and gas tanks under the water and creating serious threat in the territory.

Rescuers of the Ministry of Emergency Situations are continuing rescue operations. Local residents who became homeless as a result of floods were provided with more than 1000 tents.
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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED