Several people die in filling station explosion in Azerbaijan (UPDATE-2)
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 9 / Trend M. Aliyev, E. Ismayilov /
"Azpetrol" filling station has been exploded in Hajigabul region of Azerbaijan today. At least two people died and eight people were injured.
Spokesman for Azpetrol Jamal Zeynalov told Trend that a truck, not owned by Azpetrol, left the road and crashed into a filling station with other cars at the filling station to avoid collision with another car. The car transporting fuel exploded.
He said that one of the pumps for refueling was damaged as a result of the accident. The shed in front of the filling station burnt. The main oil storage tanks were not damaged.
Zeynalov also stressed according to preliminary data, the employees of the filling station are alive. However, some staff members were injured.
The information was confirmed by the Hajigabul region law enforcement bodies.
The Transport Ministry also confirmed the incident. At present, the passenger transport service employees have already arrived, the ministry said.