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EU Delegation expresses condolences to people of Azerbaijan

EU Delegation expresses condolences to people of Azerbaijan

The European Union Delegation to Azerbaijan expresses its condolences to the people of Azerbaijan in regard with victims of the fire broken out in the Republican Drug Addiction Treatment Center in Baku on 2 March, Report informs.

“We share the grief of their families and the people of Azerbaijan and wish soon recovery to all the injured”, – the EU Delegation said.

On March 2 at 06:10, a fire broke out in the one-storey building of the Republican Drug Addiction Treatment Center located in Khatai district of Baku city, on March 2, 2018.

As a result of operative measures, 30 out of 55 people were rescued, 3 of them were placed at the Republican Toxicology Center of the Ministry of Health.

The fire was extinguished at 08.30 am and 25 people were found dead at the scene.

The Prosecutor General’s Office initiated a criminal case on the fact with the relevant articles of the Criminal Code.

The measures are under personal control of Azerbaijani President.

According to preliminary investigation, the fire occurred due to failure of the building’s electrical network.