Fire on Azerbaijani offshore platform still on, searches for missing continue

Baku: Searches for the oilmen missing after the fire at SOCAR’s offshore oil field were continued all night long.

The searches conducted with the involvement of vessels haven’t yet yielded results.

Helicopters joined the searches early today.

The fire on the platform still continues.

A strong fire took place at the platform No.10 of Azerbaijan’s offshore Gunashli field on Dec.4 at 17:40 (UTC/GMT +4 hours). The fire on the platform was caused by the windstorm, which damaged a gas line.

There were 63 workers when the fire broke out on the platform. 2 people died. 29 people are listed as missing. Dead bodies of six oil workers were found yesterday. They will be buried today.

SOURCE: AZERI-PRESS NEWS AGENCY