Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 9
Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Baku has extended its condolences over the tragedy at an offshore platform of the Gunashli field in the Caspian Sea.
“We pay our sincere condolences for families and relatives as well as for Azerbaijani people affected by the tragedy which took place at an offshore platform of the Gunashli field,” said the embassy on its website Dec. 9. “We wish quick and successful recovery for all injured workers.”
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.
As a result of the large-scale work, 33 people were rescued. Currently, seven oil workers were found dead, while 23 people are listed as missing.
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