Large Fire Erupts after Gas Pipeline Explosion in Azerbaijan

Baku, A large fire erupted after an explosion at a gas pipeline in the capital of Azerbaijan, Sputnik International reports citing the statement of the country’s Ministry of Emergency Situations.

“The explosion occurred, a large fire broke out in Qaradagh district of Baku at about 10:00 am,” the Emergency Situations Ministry’s press service told RIA Novosti.

It explained that the fire erupted at a gas pipeline along a settlement 26 miles southwest of Baku belonging to the Azerigas Company.

“A large number of equipment and fire brigades have been dispatched to the scene of the incident,” the ministry said.

Source: Qatar News Agency