Fifteen people died, dozens were injured as a massive fire broke out in a multi-story residential building in Baku.
Azerbaijani Emergency Situations Ministry received a call about a fire in a multi-story building at Azadliq Avenue, 189 early in the morning.
The building’s residents were immediately evacuated. The fire has already been extinguished, Azernews reports.
The source quotes witnesses as saying that the fire started from the first floor and in a few seconds covered the entire high-rise. The building has 54 apartments.
According to preliminary information, the cause of the fire was the poor quality of cladding material.