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Posted on 15/06/2015 in News 32 2015
N-53-08 Fire risk building façade materials – Azerbaijan

Fire risk building façade materials – Azerbaijan

15 people died and over 60 were injured in a fire in a 16-storey residential building in Baku, Azerbaijan, 19th May 2015, most because of toxic smoke. The building façade was made of polyurethane cladding panels, allegedly installed by “Global Panels”, from a factory inaugurated by the Azerbaijan President. The company’s director was arrested the day after the fire, accused of installing non-conforming panels.

A non-fatal fire already occurred in polyurethane sidings in Baku on April 10th, following which authorities issues a statement that the Global Panels material had been tested and showed no safety concerns.

“Polyurethane façade” fire video YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnKiukWEI0A 
BBC News http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-32809520 

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