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Fire kills 24 people in drug treatment centre in Azerbaijan

Azeri officials said the fire had probably been caused by a problem in the power network of the building containing the centre.

Picture: Pixabay.com

BAKU - A fire killed 24 people in a drug abuse treatment centre in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, its General Prosecutor’s office said on Friday.

Eldar Sultanov, a spokesperson for the office, said 31 people had been rescued during the incident.

Azeri officials said the fire had probably been caused by a problem in the power network of the building containing the centre.

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