Bodies of five Cameroonian citizens were found in an apartment in Azerbaijan's capital, Azerbaijan's Ministry of Emergency Situations said in a statement.
"The Crisis Management Center received information that some helpless people are locked in an apartment in the Yasamal district of Baku," the statement seen by seen by sputniknews.com said.
The emergency response group arrived on the scene and found the bodies of five Cameroonian citizens, who had been renting the apartment.
The Cameroonian nationals – Njonyoh Nans Ekum, Nzemele Ezzambe Linus, Nikbenti Nombiye Leves, Senan Nike and Taken Pau Ata died from carbon monoxide poisoning in an apartment they had been rentering in Yasamal district, Baku, the district police office told Azeri-Press Agency (APA) on January 2.
The police also reported that two of the victims – Njonyoh Nans Ekum and Nzemele Ezzambe Linus were students of Azerbaijan Technical University and the three others were football players.
The incident is under investigation and there were no more details on the accident so far.