Baku, Sept. 27 -- The death toll has risen to at least 68 in a fuel depot explosion in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, local media said on Tuesday.

The number of confirmed dead was 68 and only 21 of the victims have been identified so far, Armenia's state-run news agency Armenpress reported, citing local healthcare authorities.

Nearly 300 people have been wounded, while 105 are still missing after the blast, the report said.

A fuel depot suffered a blast on Monday in the mountainous region of Nagorno-Karabakh, causing hundreds of casualties, it said.


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