Helicopter involved in fire extinguishing in Sumgayit

Helicopter involved in fire extinguishing in Sumgayit
# 17 September 2012 16:46 (UTC +04:00)
APA’s correspondent reports from the site that 2 helicopters and about 50 fire extinguishing vehicles are operating at site in order to extinguish the fire. The fire was partially extinguished. Nobody is allowed to the site because the situation isn’t secure.

Note that, the incident took place in one of the plants in Sumgayit. The reason of the explosion was a sudden fire in a fuel tank. According to preliminary information, 6 people were killed and several injured as a result of explosion.

Preliminary reasons of the explosion that resulted in a strong fire were identified. It’s supposed that the reason of the explosion was the welding works carried out on the fuel.

Deputy Emergency Minister Etibar Mirzayev has arrived at site. 4 urgent fire calls have been made. Currently, cooling process is being carried out in order to prevent the fire spreading on the other fuel tanks.
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