Electrical problem would be the cause of the incident
Baku, Azerbaijan. At least 24 people were killed Friday in a fire at a drug rehabilitation clinic in the capital of Azerbaijan, authorities said.
"The fire started at 6:10 am (local time) and they died 24 persons, "said the Attorney General's Office and several ministries in a joint statement.
They specified that the accident occurred in a wooden building.
According to the first elements available, the fire appears to have been caused by an electrical problem. ] The local news agency had given a preliminary estimate of 30 deaths.
The victims were patients tied to their beds, which made it impossible for them to escape the flames, APA described.
Rescue teams and firefighters arrived at the scene to control the incident, while the authorities began to investigate the causes.
Azerbaijan, a small country of the Caucasus, has suffered several tragedies as a result of fires in residential buildings or in public transport.
In May 2015, 15 people died in a fire unleashed in a multistory building on the outskirts of Baku.
In 1995, 289 people were killed in a fire in the capital's metro, at that time with outdated Soviet equipment and facilities. It is the deadliest disaster in a meter in the world.