Body Parts Pulled out from Ruins of Collapsed 16-storey Building in Baku – UPDATED

Politics Materials 30 August 2007 16:11 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr I. Alizadeh / Body parts were pulled out from the ruins of collapsed 16-storey building in Baku, Trend correspondent reported from the scene of the incident. They will be sent to forensic laboratory.

A building which was under construction by Mutaffakir company at the intersection of Nakhchivani and Mukhtarov Streets collapsed on 28 August at 17:00 hours. Initial accounts revealed that gross violation of construction rules caused its collapse. According to official reports, the death toll has reached 12. Due to the extent of their injuries, it has not been possible to identify some of the victims.

Relatives of nine people who are missing have applied to the Operative Staff to search for the victims who may be presumably buried under the ruins of collapsed 16-storey building in the intersection of Nakhchivani and Mukhtarov streets.

Their names are as following:

Suraddin Nuraddin oghlu Mammadov

Rafig Neymat oghlu Huseynov

Valeh Telman oghlu Askarov

Gadir Garib oghlu Amanov

Khalid Aghasa oghlu Huseynov

Akif Jafar oghlu Jafarov

Ilham Sultan oghlu Sadigov

Jamil Tamil oghlu Aslanov

Vusal Sabir oghlu Alakbarov

The Azerbaijan Emergency Situation Ministry and Executive Administration of Baku City has begun inspections on the 3 buildings constructed by Mutaffakir company. They are situated at the intersection of Nakhchivan and Mukhtarov streets close to the collapsed building, a representative of the Executive Administration said. He did not state the exact address.

Buildings being constructed by Athena MMTK which are situated near the collapsed building are also being inspected.