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On Saturday, August 14, there was a powerful explosion in Yerevan.
After that, a fire started, and the building itself collapsed. This happened in the Surmalu shopping center, specializing in wholesale of various goods and products. Initially, it was reported about two dozen victims. By evening, their number increased to 57 people. At least one person has died.
According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations, 36 injured are in a state of moderate severity. Many were treated and released from hospitals. The fire and rescue service continues to work at the scene. The head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations Armen Pambukhchyan and the director of the Rescue Service Armen Gasparyan also arrived there. The rubble after the explosion is helped by local residents. The heat makes it difficult to extinguish the fire. According to preliminary data, the explosion occurred in a pyrotechnics warehouse.
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