Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Azerbaijan

Dozens Poisoned During Fire At Baku Shopping Center

One of those who fell ill after the generator fire at the Bina Shopping Center is escorted away by police.
One of those who fell ill after the generator fire at the Bina Shopping Center is escorted away by police.
By RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service
BAKU -- More than 140 people were taken to a hospital after inhaling smoke at a shopping center in Baku where a power generator caught fire.

Dozens of ambulances helped take patients to a medical facility near the Bina Shopping Center.

All the patients left the hospital after treatment.

The Azerbaijani prosecutor-general's press service says investigations have been launched into the cause of the incident.

Bina, situated in Baku's Karadag district, is known as one of the city's major trade centers.

With additional reporting by Anspress.com

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