Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 27
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Emergency Situations has spread an official statement on the fire outbreak in the residential building located on Dilyara Aliyeva Street, 18 in Baku.
The fire started as a result of an explosion, which occurred in the basement of the building, the first three floors of which are not residential, the ministry said in a statement.
“As a result of the explosion, the counters, frames of windows and doors of the stationery store (of 500 square meters) located on the first floor of the building were destroyed,” the statement said. “Windows on the second and third floors of the building, as well as in the nearby houses were partially damaged. Firefighters that arrived at the scene extinguished the fire and didn’t allow it to spread further.”
The ministry noted that according to preliminary information, the explosion occurred due to a gas leak. As a result of the explosion, Zahid Mahmudov, a store employee, received burns of varying severity.