The Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Azerbaijan (MES) continues its activities in the direction of the implementation of its duties, including the protection of the population and territories from natural and man-made emergency situations.

APA reports with reference to the Ministry that on the basis of the calls made to the "112" hotline of the Ministry of Emergencies, the relevant agencies of the Ministry carried out 90 fire escapes and 3 emergency rescue operations during the past day.

As a result of the emergency measures taken, the fires were quickly extinguished and people's lives were saved.

In total, 3 people, including 1 person who was in danger of drowning while swimming in the sea, were rescued by the forces of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Also, a diving-search group was involved in the search for 2 people who are believed to have drowned in the sea in an uncontrolled area in Sumgayit city and Hajigaragashli village of Shabran district.