Azerbaijani Defense Ministry releases names of dead soldiers after accident (UPDATE-1)
EDITOR's NOTE: Details added after ninth paragraph
Azerbaijan, Barda, Nov. 12 / Trend , K.Zarbaliyeva/
A serious traffic accident in the Azerbaijani Terter region killed four Azerbaijani National Army soldiers and injured one other military servicemen, Defense Ministry Deputy Press Secretary Teymur Abdullayev told Trend today.
Three ZIL trucks clashed in the Jamilli village at the 41st kilometer of the Borsunlu-Hindarkh Highway yesterday. One truck belonged to the Azerbaijani armed forces. Another is a privately owned Mercedes.
Nineteen-year-old Elshan Mammadov (Tovuz region), Orkhan Guliyev (Agstafa), Parviz Agayev (Masalli) and Rashid Tagli (Tovuz) died and Yashar Valiyev (Zagatala) was injured, Abdullayev said.
Abdullayev said an investigation is under way.
According to a source at law enforcement agencies who wished to remain anonymous, the traffic accident claimed the lives of five soldiers and injured six.
He said one victim is a 19-year-old Nasirov Shahmar enlisted from the Sabunchu District Military Commissariat in Baku. Vusal Alkhasov (Oguz), Warrant Officer Oleg Kalininov, Tural Maharramov (Gabala), Junior Sergeant Teymur Azizov and Captain Arastun Mammadov received physical injuries of varying severity, the source said.
The injured were taken to a military hospital.
A case was opened to investigate the accident based on Article 263.3 of the Criminal Code.
The traffic accident killed five soldiers on the spot and injured seven soldiers and three civilians, the Emergency Situations Ministry said.
A car belonging to a civilian and two Defense Ministry ZIL trucks collided in the Jamilli village in the Tartar region, the ministry reported. The collision caused a fire in the trucks belonging to the Defense Ministry.
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