Rescue forces of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Emergency Situations, employees of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources and voluntary groups of professional climbers are searching for the members of the Gilavar Air and Extreme Sports Club, the country’s Ministry of Emergency Situations said on January 22.
The specialists of the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) joined the search since January 21.
Three members of Gilavar Air and Extreme Sports Club - Farida Jabrayilzade, Babur Huseynov and Namin Bunyatzade - moving from Khinalig village of Azerbaijan’s Guba district in the direction of Mount Tufandag went missing on December 23.
A criminal case was initiated in the Grave Crimes Investigation Department of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Azerbaijan under Article 314.2 (negligence resulting in grave consequences) over the missing mountain climbers.
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