Azerbaijani Health Ministry talks fire outbreak in Drug Abuse Treatment Center
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 2
By Ilhama Isabalayeva – Trend:
A fire broke out in the building of Azerbaijan’s Drug Abuse Treatment Center on March 2 morning as a result of a short circuit in the building’s electricity network due to a strong wind, the Azerbaijani Health Ministry’s press service said in a message.
Fire brigades and about ten ambulances arrived at the scene.
“It was found out that more than 200 people from the medical staff and patients were in the Center, as well as 55 people in the burnt part of the building. Most of them were evacuated. Currently, the necessary medical and psychological help is being provided to the evacuated people. Despite the implementation of all necessary measures, the lives of 25 people who were at the site during the strong fire, could not be saved,” says the message.
The strong fire broke out at 06:10 (UTC+4) on March 2 in a one-story building of Azerbaijan’s Drug Abuse Treatment Center in Baku.
Twenty-five people died as a result of fire in Azerbaijan’s Drug Abuse Treatment Center in Baku, says a joint statement of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Ministry of Emergency Situations and Health Ministry of Azerbaijan.
The statement says that it was managed to save 30 people of 55 who were in the building of the center during the fire.
Three of them are hospitalized in the Republican Toxicology Center.