Health Ministry: 14 killed, 50 injured in Baku fire outbreak

Baku: The Ministry of Health has issued another official statement on the massive fire outbreak.

A total of 50 people wounded in the fire that occurred in a residential building in the 170 Azadliq Avenue, Binagadi district, Baku, have been carried to different hospitals on ambulances, the ministry announced on its website.

“All necessary medical care is being provided to the injured in hospitals. The total number of the injured is 50. 14 died of different bodily injuries. Most of those injured were diagnosed with toxic poisoning and taken to the toxicology department of Clinic Medical Center, the others to the Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics, Baku City Hospital No.6, and the Burn Center. 10 people received medical aid on the spot from medical workers of Baku City Emergency and Urgent Medical Aid Station. Deputy health ministers are in hospitals to meet with the injured, giving necessary instructions. 30 emergency and urgent medical aid brigades which have been working at the scene since the start of the fire are now about to leave, but 3 brigades stand ready at the site. The injured are in no life-threatening condition,” the statement says.

SOURCE: Azeri Press News Agency