An explosion ripped through a factory building in northwestern Azerbaijan on Friday, injuring at least 20 people and killing an unknown number of others, a local official said. Elkhan Mamedov, deputy head of city administration in Agstafa, 320 kilometers (200 miles) from Baku, said the blast was a powerful explosion that ripped through the building at a metal plant and damaged adjacent buildings.
It was not immediately clear what kind of factory it was or how many people were inside at the time of the blast, around 4 p.m. (1200GMT), according to news reports, the AP reports.
ITAR-Tass said the plant was a scrap-metal factory.
Azerbaijan is an oil-rich former Soviet Union on the Caspian Sea.
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
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Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities