An explosion hits Yerevan’s Surmalu wholesale market


Thee 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.

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