At least twenty people died and others 290 were injured in the explosion that occurred this Monday night in a fuel depot in the region of Nagorno Karabakhinhabited by Armenians but belonging to Azerbaijanreported the official Armenian agency Armenpress.
“Dozens of people who were injured due to the explosion They are in critical condition“, indicated the agency this Tuesday, which specified that seven of the twenty fatalities died in the hospital.
When the explosion occurred, the causes of which are unknown, in the vicinity of the fuel depot there were a large number of cars with Karabakhis who wanted to leave the enclave after the military defeat last week against the Azerbaijani army.
The damaged tank is located near the road that connects the regional capital, Stepanakert (Jankendi for Azerbaijanis) with the city of Askeran.
“There are many missing people,” a Karabakh health source told Armenpress.
The Armenian Government announced the sending of medical equipments and medicines to help the wounded, almost all of them with burns of varying degrees.
The Azerbaijani authorities assured that they will send medicines and enough medical supplies to care for about 200 wounded.
According to Yerevan, more than 13,000 people since evacuation began on Sunday by the recent Azerbaijani military uprising in Nagorno Karabakh.
The authorities of the self-proclaimed republic of Nagorno Karabakh announced that the citizens who were evacuated by the Azerbaijani military operation last week, left homeless and who were sheltered near the facilities of the Russian peacekeepers deployed in the territory since autumn 2020, They could be transferred to Armenia if they wished.
The rest of the citizens who wish to leave Nagorno Karabakh, after Azerbaijan announces that it will reintegrate the area into its administrative scheme, will be able to do so after the transfer of the displaced is completed, said the Information Center of the self-proclaimed republic.
(With information from EFE)
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