baku - Azerbaijan mourns the oil workers Friday were killed by the devastating fire on an oil rig in the Caspian Sea. While rescue workers with desperation still searching for survivors, President Ilham Aliyev Sunday already designated as a day of national mourning.
So far only one death found but probably also all 29 employees who are officially missing deceased, recognized state oil company Socar Sunday. That makes this the deadliest disaster ever in history has ever hit the oil industry of the country in the Caucasus. The missing made it to a lifeboat, but hit at sea in bad weather.The fire broke out Friday when a pipeline was damaged by high winds. Many of the drilling platforms in the Caspian Sea date back to the Soviet era. A commission of inquiry headed by the Deputy Prime Minister should investigate the disaster.Azerbaijan has invited neighboring Iran and Turkmenistan to help search for bodies of victims.
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