Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.7
Dead bodies of six people missing after the fire at Azerbaijan's Guneshli offshore field have been recovered as a result of the search operation carried out by Azerbaijan's Ministry of Emergency Situations.
The bodies were found by the helicopters of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in 65-70 kilometers from the platform of Guneshli field at 13:20 (UTC/GMT + 4 hours).
Dead bodies of Fuad Taghiyev and Aga Mahmudov have already been brought ashore, the ministry said Dec.7.
Search for the missing continues.
As a result of a strong storm on Dec.4 at 17:40 (UTC/GMT + 4 hours), a high-pressure underwater gas pipeline was damaged which caused a fire at Guneshli field of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan. Large-scale rescue operation resulted in 33 people being rescued. Earlier, body of one oil worker was recovered. Currently, 23 people are listed as missing.
Edited by SI