Salyan resident and his 12-year-old nephew drowned in Kur River

Salyan resident and his 12-year-old nephew drowned in Kur River
# 18 July 2014 07:47 (UTC +04:00)

Salyan District Police Department told APA’s Mil-Mugan bureau that yesterday at about 19:00, resident of Babazenen settlement of Salyan region 44-year-old Azer Agabey Aliyev and his 12-year-old nephew Sabir Shahin Aliyev drowned while swimming in Kur River.

The uncle trying to save his nephew also drowned himself in the river.

The rescuers of the Ministry of Emergency Situations pulled the child’s body out of the river. Azer’s body is being searched.

Salyan District Prosecutor's Office is investigating the fact.

The Ministry of Emergency Situations has also reported about the accident.

According to the website of the Ministry, 12-year-old Sabir Shahin Aliyev and 44-year-old Azer Agabey Aliyev drowned in the part of Kur River crossing from Salyan region (about 5 km away from the closest rescue station, in the uncontrolled area).

The relevant rescue forces of the Ministry of Emergency Situations were involved in the area and searches were begun. Sabir’s body was found by rescue divers and handed over to the relevant authorities.

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