Consequences of natural disaster in Azerbaijan's Mil-Mugan region being removed
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 21 / Trend , A.Huseynbala/
At present, the relevant agencies are taking serious measures to remove the consequences in the Mil-Mugan region of Azerbaijan.
A headquarters has been set up to eliminate consequences of the natural disaster in the Hajigabul region, severely affected by the powerful flood. Over 20 fire-fighting cars, 200 employees of the Emergency Situation Ministry, as well as technical equipment for water pumping have been involved in this work.
On Sunday - Sept. 21, heavy rains in the Nevahi and Ranjbar villages destroyed more than 300 homes. In addition, the territories of the Hajigabul region centre are remained under water. Further, the natural disaster also seriously crippled the Neftchala and Shirvan regions.
The Emergency Situations Minister, Kamaladdin Heydarov, Interior Minister, Ramil Usubov, as well as President of Azerenergy Joint Stock Company (JSC), Etibar Piriverdiyev, have already visited the scene of the incident. The Emergency Situation Minister has tasked the staff to promptly remove the consequences of the disaster.
The floods destroyed several houses, but no casualties were reported among the population.
The disaster seriously damaged agriculture of these regions, especially livestock. About 70 percent of the Hajigabul region centre was flooded. About 300 meters of railway tracks have gone out of order.
The Baku-Astara trains were stopped.
At present, the headquarters, led by the Deputy Emergency Situations, Etibar Mirzayev, is functioning to remove the consequences of the natural disaster.