Fire kills 24 at Azerbaijan drug rehabilitation centre

Fire kills 24 at Azerbaijan drug rehabilitation centre

Fire and special risky rescue crews of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, police units and medical staff were rushed to the scene, APA reported.

Four people were taken to hospital, and the blaze has now been put out, Azerbaijan's news agency APA says.

Earlier local reports said at least 30 people died in the fire.

A fire killed 24 people in a drug abuse treatment centre in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, its General Prosecutor's office told Reuters on Friday.

A strong fire broke out at 06:10 (UTC+4) on March 2 in a one-story wooden building of Azerbaijan's Drug Abuse Treatment Center in Baku.

Firefighters and rescuers of the country's emergencies ministry have extinguished the blaze and were investigating the causes.

Three of them are hospitalized in the Republican Toxicology Center.



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