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Azerbaijan: Explosions and trapped casualties as mammoth fire engulfs munitions depot00:44

Azerbaijan: Explosions and trapped casualties as mammoth fire engulfs munitions depot

Azerbaijan, Gilazi
August 27, 2017 at 09:06 GMT -00:00 · Published

A fire at an ammunition depot on Azerbaijan's Baku-Guba-Russia highway, near the village of Gilazi, caused several explosions on Sunday morning, with difficulties in evacuating reported casualties due to volatile materials on- site.

Up to ten ambulances and 30 fire engines are on stand-by, however, the explosive material combined with the raging fire have hindered their efforts to reach the site, about 100 kilometres (62 miles) north of the Azerbaijani capital of Baku.

The cause of the fire remains unknown, as are the potential number of casualties. Rescue and evacuation efforts for local residents are underway.

Azerbaijan: Explosions and trapped casualties as mammoth fire engulfs munitions depot00:44
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A fire at an ammunition depot on Azerbaijan's Baku-Guba-Russia highway, near the village of Gilazi, caused several explosions on Sunday morning, with difficulties in evacuating reported casualties due to volatile materials on- site.

Up to ten ambulances and 30 fire engines are on stand-by, however, the explosive material combined with the raging fire have hindered their efforts to reach the site, about 100 kilometres (62 miles) north of the Azerbaijani capital of Baku.

The cause of the fire remains unknown, as are the potential number of casualties. Rescue and evacuation efforts for local residents are underway.

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