Health Ministry: Fire in Baku residential building leaves two dead

Baku: Two persons have died in the fire which broke out in a residential building in capital Baku this morning.

One of them died after jumping off the multi-storey building, while the other, a toddler, died of the thick smoke, Health Ministry spokesperson Liya Bayramova said in a statement to APA.

The two dead are yet to be identified. The number of the wounded is reported to be at least 15.

Note that, the fire occurred in the Azadliq Avenue, Binagadi district. Firefighters of the Ministry of Emergency Situations were deployed to the scene to tackle the fire.

Efforts to extinguish the fire are ongoing.

SOURCE: Azeri Press News Agency