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After the explosion of the fuel storage facility in Nagorno-Karabakh: 105 people are still missing


Nagorno-Karabakh Human Rights Ombudsman / AFP

After the explosion of a fuel storage facility in Nagorno-Karabakh, the death toll has risen to at least 68. According to the ombudsman of the government of the internationally unrecognized Republic of Artsakh, 290 people were injured and 105 are still missing. An earlier tally had assumed 20 dead and 280 injured. The fuel depot, where many people had stocked up on fuel for their flight to Armenia, exploded on Monday evening.

After Azerbaijan's military offensive in the historically contested Caucasus region, thousands of people are fleeing there.

After the explosion, Armenia's Ministry of Health sent a team of doctors by helicopter to the regional capital of Stepanakert. The Azerbaijani presidency said that Baku had sent medicines for the injured and opened a corridor for Red Cross helpers. The treatment of the injured is complicated by the lack of medicines that arose during a nine-month blockade of the region by Azerbaijan.