Suspect in Baku explosion detained: first deputy prosecutor
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 19 / Trend , S.Kazimli /
A man suspected of causing an explosion in a 5-story apartment building in Baku at 30 Javadkhan St. on Jan. 16 was detained, First Deputy Baku Prosecutor Fazil Hasanov told Trend .
The suspect, Orkhan Aliyev, resides in Apt. No. 60 in the building.
Nasimi Department No. 19 police officers detained the suspected.
A criminal case was filed against Aliyev based on Article 124.2 of the Criminal Code on reckless homicide of two or more individuals.
The building's fourth and fifth stories completely collapsed due to the explosion.
Five people died - Tahirov Osman Rustam oglu, 38, Akbarov Hafiz Nurulla oglu, 50, Bagirova Fargana Ilyas gizi, 37, Huseynova Nargiz Bahlul gizi, 67, and Murtuzayeva Elnara, 29.
Ten people were injured. The hospital has released 6 individuals. Four remain in serious condition.
According to preliminary investigations, the explosion occurred due to a gas leak, Emergency Situations Deputy Minister Etibar Mirzayev said.
The apartment where the blast occurred was being rented.
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