Fifteen Armenian servicemen have died and also three more were actually seriously injured in a blaze criticized on soldiers making an effort to light a fire with petrol.The fire burst out in the very early hrs of Thursday at a barracks near Armenia’s restive eastern boundary along with Azerbaijan.Initial records stated the fire had actually been actually brought on by an infraction
of safety and security rules.But Head of state Nikol Pashinyan uncovered later that combatants had actually been utilizing petroleum to illuminate a stove.He told a closet conference that initial concerns showed an attempt had actually been helped make to “pour gasoline
coming from a five-litre cylinder in to the heating unit”, Armenpress quotationed him as stating. “Normally, when there was actually an open fire, certainly not only the fireplace caught fire but additionally the gas, the fire engulfed the police officer that
was actually trying to start the heating unit, and the police officer naturally threw the cylinder in the direction of the garrisons.” The head of state additionally pointed out crystal clear instructions had been actually issued to the armed forces, outlawing combustible materials featuring gasoline for heating system purposes.The garrisons in the town of Azat is home to army developers who are part of the 2nd Military Corps. Armenian documents said the leader had been sacked because of the fire.Border tensions with Azerbaijan have actually been actually higher since the 2 nations battled a six-week battle in 2020 over the questioned area of Nagorno-Karabakh and also neighboring territories.The situation has escalated in current weeks due to the fact that the only road into Karabakh has been actually blockaded by Azerbaijani protesters. The area is inhabited through cultural Armenians, yet inside the worldwide acknowledged borderlines of Azerbaijan.Empty stores and also
blockade heap tension on Armenians The fire is actually blamed on soldiers trying to illuminate a stove along with a canister of petroleum.