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Dutch embassy offers condolences over accident on Azerbaijan’s offshore platform

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Date: 7 December 2015 15:07

Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.7

By Anakhanum Khidayatova – Trend:

The embassy of Netherlands in Azerbaijan has offered deep condolences over the accident at Azerbaijan’s Guneshli offshore field.

“We express our sympathy for the victims of the accident on the offshore oil platform. Our support and solidarity go out to their families, friends and the Azerbaijani people,” said the message posted on the official Facebook page on the embassy.

As a result of a strong storm on Dec.4 at 17:40 (UTC/GMT + 4 hours), a high-pressure underwater gas pipeline was damaged which caused a fire at Guneshli field of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan.

Large-scale rescue operation resulted in 33 people being rescued, while body of one oil worker was recovered. Currently, 29 people are listed as missing.

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