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Baku Metropolitan reports 8 persons injured in the accident in the station “Baku Soveti”

09 June 2005 [09:12] - TODAY.AZ
Tragic accident happened in the metro station “Baku Soveti” at about 13.41 yesterday.
8 passengers were heavily injured as the result of the accident.

It is said in the press release signed by chief engineer of Baku Metropolitan Elbrus Muradov on the reasons of the accident that, one of the passengers pulled out the hand-rail of the down escalator #2 and therefore the controller stopped the escalator. As the escalator stopped several passengers falling over the escalator moved downstairs in the escalator #1 which stopped for repair.

Due to the weight of the passengers and the escalator’s being sloping it moved mechanically and the passengers fell down. The station which was stopped at 13.50 for the passengers was restored at 14.20 partially. The 40-45 year old man who was before others and 5-6 persons were injured. There is no loss of life.

The correspondent of APA in the place of the accident informed that the escalator has been stopped for repair since June 4 till June 16.Chief engineer Elbrus Muradov told APA that, he accuses himself of the accident: “I confess my fault. Perhaps, a criminal case will be opened on this case”.

There is no information concerning any technical employee or administration of metro station “Baku Soveti” receiving punishment regarding the accident.

The injured people were taken to Emergency Care Hospital named after Musa Nagiyev .The spokesman of APA could talk with the causalities in the hospital. As the result of the accident, 56 year old Svetlana Huseynova (break in thigh-bone), 54 year old Vahid Akhundov (break in thigh-bone), 35 year old Habil Salmanov (trauma in skull-brain), 54 year old Galamzar Huseynova (crack in thorax), 58 year old Adile Mammadova (break in both ankles), 35 year old Nezaket Hasanzade and her 5 year old son Musa Hasanzade were wounded.54 year old Vahid Akhundov is in hard condition at the moment.

One of the causalities Galamzar Huseynova told APA that they wanted to go downstairs in the stopped escalator: “Suddenly, the escalator worked out and began to run with high speed. After some seconds I saw the escalator break and the people fell”. The injured Adile Mammadova said that the accident happened within 30 seconds: “If the people had not fallen on one another there would have been little causality. Some young people helped the injured”.

Director of Reanimation Department of Emergency Care Hospital named after Musa Nagiyev Vagif Rahimov told APA that, the injured were taken to the hospital at about 14.30: “As the two of the patients are in worse condition they were placed in the surgery room at once. Other patients are placed in the Reanimation department .The patients are given first aid at the moment”.

Prosecutor’s Office of Sebayil district started the investigations. The place of the accident is checked at the moment. The low enforcement bodies have not spread official announcement concerning the accident.

It must be noted that, the employees of the Metropolitan reported the number of injured to be 25 and the associates of Police Office of Sebayil district reported the number to be 17 in the initial information.

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