The All-Russian Congress of Azerbaijanis, Federal National Culture Autonomy of Azerbaijanis and Azerbaijani embassy in Russia established a headquarters in Moscow in relation to the roof collapse at the Basmanni market, Trend reports quoting Mikayil Husseynov, the head of the department of the State Committee on Azerbaijanis Living Abroad.
Husseynov said that they contacted with the Diaspora bodies and the Azerbaijani embassy in Russia right after the tragedy. In accordance with the information received by the State Committe, the reason for the tragedy is snawfall on the reinforced concrete roof of the Basmanni market, built in 1970s. He noted that there were Azerbaijanis among the people died and injured as a result of the incident. According to Husseynov, the exact number of the victims is unknown, as the work on their identification still continues. The authorities work on dispatch of the dead at the instructions of Citing Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov.
Husseynov reported that the Russian law-enforcement bodies worked on all supposed versions to reveal the reasons for the incident. The Russian Ministry of Emergencies, Ministry of Internal Affairs and other official bodies conduct investigation of the case and eliminate the consequences.
According to Husseynov, the State Committee takes necessary measures on attraction of necessary forces to help our compatriots.