Explosion occurs in Khirdalan UPDATED

8 Sentyabr 2014 09:56 (UTC+04:00)

Ministry of Emergency Situations has issued a statement on devastating explosion that occurred in a five-storey building construction resided by IDPs in the 26th block, in the city of Khirdalan of Azerbaijan's Absheron region.

SIA reports according to Ministry’s website that relevant rescue forces have been deployed on the scene.

An explosion occurred in a building in Khirdalan

According to witnesses the incident was recorded in the 26th block, Khirdalan city. The explosion occurred in an apartment of the 5-storeyed building where internally displaced persons settled in.As a result, three storeys of the building collapsed and some people were trapped under the rubble of the collapsed building.

3 persons were rescued and they are working to save two other persons, Ministry says.

Two of persons removed from the rubble of the explosion that occurred in the residential building in Khirdalan.

Absheron District Police Office told SIA that they are Ismayil Vidadi Yunis, born in1972, and his son Ismayil Yunis Vidadi, born in 2001.

Both of them were hospitalized with burn injuries.