Armenia blast leaves 16 deaths till now

(MENAFN) The death toll from Sunday’s blast at a market in the Armenian capital Yerevan increased to 16, according to local media on Tuesday.

Thirteen of 16 victims, who died in the Surmalu market blast, are identified, Armenpress news agency cited Hayk Kostanyan, spokesperson for the Emergency Situations Ministry, as stating.

Kostanyan also noted that those identified were a pregnant woman and a child. “Now the number of those missing is 10,” he went on to claim.

The explosion in an explosives warehouse at the Surmalu shopping center triggered a blaze and caused the fall of the three-story building.

For now, all subway stations in the capital Yerevan were shut down when a bomb threat was received at 10.05 AM local time on Tuesday, in agreement with the National Center for Crisis Management.

Bomb disposal teams from the Ministry of Emergencies were sent to the stations.


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