Thorbjorn Jagland extends condolences over Baku fire

Thorbjorn Jagland extends condolences over Baku fire

Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland has extended condolences over today’s fire in the Baku drug rehabilitation center, the Council of Europe said in a message.

"I am deeply saddened by tragic news coming from Baku and reporting about many victims in the Baku drug rehabilitation center. I extend condolences on my behalf and on behalf of the Council of Europe to the families of victims, to the Azerbaijani authorities and to the people of Azerbaijan. In this tragic moment, the Council of Europe stands by the people of Azerbaijan," Thorbjorn Jagland said.

The fire broke out in the 2nd department of the Republican Drug Rehabilitation Center, located in Khatai district, at 6:10am local time.

According to the joint statement of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Ministry of Emergency Situations and Health Ministry of Azerbaijan, 25 people died as a result of the accident.They managed to save 30 people of 55 who were in the building of the center during the fire. Three of them are hospitalized in the Republican Toxicology Center.