According to the Azeri Healthcare Ministry, 21 suffered wounds due to the explosion and the subsequent fire at Araz arms factory in Shirvan. All of them were taken to the city hospital; two of them are already discharged as they received the necessary first aid.
The government also reported that there are no fatalities in the accident. Sparkles inside an ammunition stock were reportedly the reason of the explosion and the fire at the factory.
President Ilham Aliyev charged the governmental commission to investigate the accident.
According to APA news agency, the explosion that caused the fire, thundered in the ammunition storage room. The explosions were heard for several hours; clouds of smoke over the factory were clearly visible. The shells were scattered all over the factory’s premises.