MES: 140 People Killed in Emergency Situations in 2017

Baku / 25.01.18 / Turan: Last year 84 explosions were recorded on the territory of Azerbaijan, which is 24% more than in 2016. During these explosions, 17 people were killed, and 87 were injured, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES) said last year.

During the fires of 2017, 51 people died and 225 were injured, which is three people less than in 2016. At the same time, the number of wounded in the fire (79) was 54% more than 2016.

In general, in 2017, 13,170 natural and manmade incidents were recorded on the territory of the country, which were 1,059 more than in 2016.

As a result of all these incidents, 72 people died and 334 were injured. At the same time, rescuers of the Ministry of Emergency Measures saved 153 and evacuated 1,644 people. -05D-

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