Six people killed in explosion at Azerbaijani furniture workshop

Tragic explosion at furniture workshop in Baku, Azerbaijan leaves six dead and two dozen injured

A devastating explosion at a furniture workshop in the capital of Azerbaijan, Baku, has resulted in the death of six people and left at least 24 others injured, according to officials.

The incident, which occurred on Monday, was captured in video footage shared by the emergencies ministry, showing rescuers navigating through the smouldering rubble in search of survivors. Among the wreckage, firefighters pulled a man to safety from the burnt-out building.

“The bodies of six people have been found and removed from the rubble,” stated the prosecutor’s office, while also confirming that at least 24 individuals were injured, three of whom were rescued from the debris.

Although the cause of the blast has not yet been determined, authorities have initiated a criminal investigation into a potential breach of “fire safety regulations.”

This tragic event comes just a week after a fire at a maternity clinic in Baku resulted in the death of four infants, a case which has prompted President Ilham Aliyev to personally oversee the investigation.

In addition, the capital also witnessed a gas tank explosion at a nightclub in April 2022, resulting in one fatality and injuring 37 others.

The city of Baku has experienced a series of devastating incidents in recent months, prompting heightened concern for public safety and the need for comprehensive assessments of fire prevention measures and regulations.

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