Evacuation process of injured people from explosion-affected area started in Sumgayit - PHOTOSESSION

Evacuation process of injured people from explosion-affected area started in Sumgayit  - <font color=red>PHOTOSESSION</font>
# 17 September 2012 17:06 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Hafiz Heydarov – APA. Evacuation process of injured people has started from explosion-affected area in Sumgayit. Head Physician of Sumgayit City Emergency Medical Aid Station Zahida Mammadova told APA. According to her, the emergency brigade has already arrived at site: “Currently, the excavation of injured people is being continued. One corpse and 8 injured people have been evacuated from site”.

Mammadova said that she didn’t know the distinct number of dead people: “We have only arrived at site. It will be identified at the end”.

Sumgayit City Emergency Medical Aid Hospital told APA 8 injured people have been already evacuated from fire-effected area.

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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