Dead bodies of 6 missing Azerbaijani oil workers recovered

Baku: Dead bodies of six oil workers missing after the fire on a platform at SOCAR’s Gunashli offshore field have been recovered, said Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Emergency Situations.

The ministry said its helicopters spotted and obtained the six dead bodies in the sea, 65-70km from the site of the accident around 13:20 (UTC/GMT + 4 hours).

Of them, the bodies of Taghiyev Fuad Tahir oglu and Mahmudov Agha Izzat oglu have been handed over to concerned authorities. The other four bodies are expected to be soon delivered to the shore. The search operation continues.

Additional information will soon be given.