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Azerbaijan oil rig fire: Dozens of workers missing

A fire on an oil platform off the coast of Azerbaijan has left at least oil worker dead and 30 missing.

State oil company Socar told the BBC that 63 workers had been on the Guneshli platform at the time and that 32 had been rescued so far.

The fire is said to have began after a storm on Friday damaged a gas line. Poor weather conditions are continuing to hamper rescue efforts.

Rayhan Demytrie reports.

  • 05 Dec 2015
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