Bus Explosion in Yerevan (Update)
YEREVAN (A.W.)—A public transportation bus in Yerevan exploded on the night of April 25 at 9:51 p.m. local time, killing at least one person and injuring several others, reported a number of news outlets in Armenia. The explosion took place on public bus number 63 on Halabyan St., according to Armenia’s Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES).
Reports of up to 3 casualties and 10 injuries were also given by several news outlets in Armenia, although the MES has only confirmed that 1 person died and 6 were injured in the incident, as of 11:05 p.m. local time.
Armenia’s Health Minister Armen Muradyan told Armenia’s News.am that 6 individuals were taken to Armenia Medical Center—2 women, one of whom is pregnant, a 14-year-old, and 3 men. According to News.am, five of the six injured are in critical condition.
According to reports, sounds of the explosion were heard miles away, and rescue and crisis management teams arrived to the scene shortly after the incident. Emergency Situations Minister Armen Yeritsyan and Police Chief Vladimir Gasparyan, as well as other representatives of the MES, were also on scene, according to a statement released by the ministry.
More information about the incident will be published as details emerge.
Source: Armenian Weekly Mid-West