32 Workers Die After Fire On Azeri Oil Platform
SOCAR, according to Reuters, declined repeated requests for comment.
“According to our information, 32 workers died, while 42 workers were rescued last night. … The fire on the platform was finally extinguished,” said Mirvari Gakhramanly, head of Azerbaijan’s Oil Workers’ Rights Protection Committee.
SOCAR said on Friday that the fire on a platform in Azerbaijan’s Guneshli oil field had started after a gas pipeline on the platform was damaged in heavy wind.
It said rescue attempts were being complicated by a severe storm.