Turkmenistan offers condolences over Azerbaijani oil rig disaster


Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Dec.7

Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov has expressed deep condolences to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev over the accident at Azerbaijan’s Guneshli offshore field.

As a result of a strong storm on Dec.4 at 17:40 (UTC/GMT + 4 hours), a high-pressure underwater gas pipeline was damaged which caused a fire at Guneshli field of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan. Large-scale rescue operation resulted in 33 people being rescued, while body of one oil worker was recovered. Currently, 29 people are listed as missing.

Berdimuhammadov conveyed empathy to the families and relatives of the missing and wished speedy recovery to those injured.