Scientist dies in fire
An Azerbaijani scholar was killed in a fire that took place in the Institute of Information and Technology of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences at Wednesday noon.
Hajibay Sultanov was suffocated by smoke as a result of the blaze that happened in the Baku office of the Shamakhy Astrophysics Observatory located on the seventh floor of the Institute. The causes of the accident are being investigated.
Academician Sultanov, 87, was the Doctor of Physico-mathematical Sciences and the head of department at the Shamakhy Astrophysical Observatory.*