Criminal case launched on accident in Caspian Sea

# 16:25
16 December 2016

According to press service of the General Prosecutor’s Office, an investigative-operation group consisting of employees of Ministry of Emergency Situations and General Prosecutor’s Officewas created in order to investigate into the accident.


Currently, investigative-operation measures are underway.


An accident took place at about 05:00 a.m., on Dec. 15, due to strong wind, which blew away a part of a flyover of the 150-meter long oil-gathering station #3 of the department on oil and gas output of Azneft Production Union. Meanwhile, the board attached to the flyover and a booth on it were also blown away.


According to the preliminary data, nine people went missing.


A joint special commission has been created to investigate the accident