27 September 2022,   05:08
Yerevan explosion - death toll reaches 6

After Sunday’s explosion at the Surmalu shopping center, the dead body of the 6th victim was taken out from under the rubble. This was reported by spokesperson Hayk Kostanyan of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia.

At 1:23pm on Sunday, the National Crisis Management Center received a report that an explosion had occurred at the Surmalu shopping center in Yerevan. According to preliminary data, there was an explosion and an ensuing fire, and the number of injured exceeds 60.

As the search for survivors continued, rescue workers were using a digger to clear away rubble, an AFP journalist at the scene reported.