Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 20 / Trend M. Aliyev /
Train operation in all stations of Baku Metro has been ceased for one minute. A signal has been heard at 12:00 a.m. on January 20 - National Mourning Day. Mourning music is heard in all Metro stations. Carnations tied up with a black ribbon have been placed. Moreover, rail and motor traffic has been ceased for a minute and a signal has been heard due to 20 January tragedy in Baku.
The state flags have been lowered on January 20 - National Mourning Day.
The Soviet Army commenced military operations against Azerbaijan early morning Jan. 20, 1990 before declaring a state of emergency. The tragedy claimed the lives of 137 people. Some 744 people were severely injured. About 841 people were illegally arrested. The Soviet troops destroyed 200 flats and houses, including ambulances, personal and state property.