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Four people were injured in an explosion in a residential building near Baku

Four people were injured in an explosion in a residential building in the Azerbaijani city of Khirdalan, the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the republic said on Wednesday.

An explosion occurred in a residential building in the suburbs of Baku

“An explosion occurred in a five-story residential building in the city of Khirdalan, five kilometers from Baku. As a result of the incident, four people were injured,” the report says.

There are no dead. Rescuers, firefighters and paramedics are on the scene. According to the preliminary version, the explosion of household gas in one of the apartments became the cause of the incident.

The Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan reported that two victims were hospitalized with burns of varying severity, their condition is assessed as stably serious.

“Another victim was hospitalized with barotrauma. In addition, one of the residents in the building was admitted to the doctors with signs of poisoning by combustion products and was sent for outpatient treatment after providing the necessary assistance,” the report says.

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