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Flood inflicts damage worth 1 million manat to Azerbaijan's Hajigabul city

25 September 2009 [13:44] - TODAY.AZ
Flood, caused by heavy rains in the Hajigabul region of Azerbaijan (110 km outside Baku) inflicted damage worth million manat to region's center.
"The natural disaster in the region has seriously damaged 51 houses and 30 of them are in the village of Nevahi. The total damage is estimated at 1 million manat," Chairman of the Hajigabul Region Emergency Situations Commission Sahib Abbasov said.

He said 28 of 30 houses damaged in the village of Nevahi are not suitable for residence. "Now the commission estimates size of damage to people hit by natural disasters. After that, they will be adequately compensated," said Abbasov.

Five tents were put up for the temporary residence of the people whose homes were unsuitable for residence, said the commission chairman.

"Today it is expected to put up six more tents. There is no problem in supply of electricity, water and gas," he said.

On Sept. 21, heavy rains in the Nevahi and Ranjbar villages destroyed more than 300 homes. Further, the natural disaster also hit the Neftchala and Shirvan regions.

The Emergency Situations Minister Kamaladdin Heydarov, Interior Minister Ramil Usubov, as well as President of Azerenergy Joint Stock Company (JSC) Etibar Piriverdiyev have already visited the scene of the incident.

The Emergency Situation Minister has tasked the staff to promptly eliminate consequences of the disaster.

The disaster seriously damaged agriculture of these regions, especially livestock. About 70 percent of the Hajigabul region centre was flooded. About 300 meters of railway tracks have gone out of order.

/Trend News/

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