Azerbaijan releases footage of search for oilmen missing after offshore field accident

Baku: Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Emergency Situations has released footage of the search operation for the oilmen who went missing after the accident on a platform at the offshore field Gunashli.

The footage filmed on Dec.7 shows rescuers lifting the dead bodies of the missing oilmen up to the helicopter.

A massive blaze broke out on the platform #10 at the offshore oil field “Gunashli” on Dec.4 at 17:40 (UTC/GMT + 4 hours).

It is said there were 63 people on the platform when the fire broke out.

As a consequence, two oilmen were killed, 29 went missing. Of the missing, the bodies of six were found on Dec.7, while the search operation is till underway for the remaining 23 people.

SOURCE: AZERI-PRESS NEWS AGENCY