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Monday, 28 August 2017 09:00

Measures are being taken to eliminate the force majeure situation in the Khyzy district

Measures are being taken to eliminate the force majeure situation in the Khyzy district

“As a result of the urgent measures taken at around 17:00, the fire has been localized, the spread of the flame has been prevented”, runs the joint statement of the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Emergency Situations and the Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan released on Sunday.

According to the statement, at present the engineer squads of the Ministry of Defense, the forces of the Ministry of Emergency Measures, civil defense forces and the specialists of the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action are taking measures now to detect and neutralize unexploded ammunition.

Five out of the six servicemen injured in the incident were discharged from the hospital after getting the first aid. “One more injured serviceman remains under the supervision of doctors. His condition is stable, there is no threat to his life”, the statement said.

The traffic movement along the Baku-Guba highway, previously closed for security reasons, has been resumed. Evacuated residents of the nearby villages returned to their homes, the Defense Ministry, the Ministry of Emergency Situations and the Prosecutor General's Office reported. The Azerbaijan Ministry of Emergency Situations has released the statement in connection with the explosions at the military depot.

It bears reminding that yesterday morning fire occurred at the weapons storage of the military unit of the Ministry of Defense in the Khyzy district. The fire caused explosions of ammunition. Manpower and fire-fighting equipment were brought to the place of incident. Firefighters localized fire from explosions of shells.

Measures were taken together with the local executive authorities to evacuate residents of the nearby settlements. In this regard, the Ministry of Emergency Situations created a tent city.

Person in charge of the newsline: Fidan Isayeva 

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