Number of those hurt in marketplace blast in Yerevan up to 51, says officials

YEREVAN: The number of those hurt in an explosion and a subsequent fire at Yerevan’s Surmalu wholesale market has increased to 51, the Armen...


YEREVAN: The number of those hurt in an explosion and a subsequent fire at Yerevan’s Surmalu wholesale market has increased to 51, the Armenian emergencies ministry said on Sunday.

"As of 16:30 local time (15:30 Moscow time), fifty-one people injured in the explosion at the Surmalu market were taken to hospitals in Yerevan," it said.

According to earlier reports, forty five people were hurt. According to the Armenian health ministry, one man died in the accident. Firefighting and rescue efforts continue.

People and employees are being evacuated from all stations of Yerevan’s metro after a bomb call, metro spokesman Tatevik Khachatryan said on Sunday.

"After a bomb threat call, evacuation of passengers and personnel began," she said.

The Armenian emergencies ministry also said that it has received calls about bombs in all major civil and military facilities, including the parliament building and the Saint Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral. "Currently, evacuation is underway," it said.

-News Feed

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