About 200 shops burn as a result of fire in Sederek Hypermarket

About 200 shops burn as a result of fire in Sederek Hypermarket
# 22 December 2008 13:07 (UTC +04:00)
The experts said that short circuit caused explosion. Every two rows including 100 shops burnt. If we take into account that every row covers 15-20 sq.m area, approximately, 3000-4000 sq.m area burnt. Special Commission established in connection with the accident is calculating damage assessment and clarifying the reasons of explosion.
First Deputy Chairman of Azizbayov Executive Power, Chairman of Commission on Emergency Situations told APA that experts were investigating the case and final report would be made after investigations.
Five-hour fire that broke out in a Wholesale Section of Sederek Hypermarket near Baku at about 11.00 am was put out by officials of Fire Fighting Service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations. It was first time that helicopters were used to put out the fire.
Four officials of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, several civilians were injured as a result of the fire.
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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED