ECONOMYNEXT – Three Sri Lankan students had died in a fire in Azerbaijan on January 09, and arrangements are being made to repatriate their remains, the foreign ministry said.
“The authorities in Azerbaijan have initiated an investigation into this incident,” the foreign ministry said.
“The Sri Lanka Mission in Tehran and the Azerbaijan Mission in New Delhi are coordinating with the Foreign Ministry in Colombo in this regard.”
The three students had died from smoke inhalation during the fire, the statement said.
They were studying at Western Caspian University in Baku Azerbaijan. (Colombo/Jan10/2020)