Thirty-two workers have been killed when an offshore oil platform in the Azerbaijan-controlled Guneshli oil field in the Caspian Sea caught fire over a storm-damaged natural gas pipeline on December 3rd, Azerbaijani state energy company SOCAR told Reuters.

While 42 workers were rescued, the storm is still hampering operations at the platform.

In addition, three workers were reported missing in a separate offshore accident in the Caspian Sea.

Azerbaijan’s President, Ilham Aliyev has announced that a special commission will be formed to investigate the incident, Reuters reported.