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Explosion at Gas Station in Yerevan Leaves Two People in Serious Condition, Others Injured

Yerevan gas station explosion

On the night of Thursday, June 6, an explosion occurred at a gas station on the Yerevan-Sevan motorway, causing a significant fire and injuring people. Eyewitnesses reported seeing the flames and hearing the explosion, prompting immediate response from fire and rescue teams. Authorities urged people to stay away from the area due to the risk of further explosions.

Firefighters worked to control the fire and prevent it from spreading further. Preliminary reports from the Ministry of Health of Armenia indicated that five individuals were hospitalized as a result of the explosion. The injured were initially taken to Surb Grigor Lusavorich Medical Center in Yerevan and then transferred to the National Center of Burns and Dermatology due to the severity of their conditions. The victims include one individual born in 1980 and another born in 1991, who are both in serious condition.

Yerevan gas station explosion

Other injured individuals, born in 2007, 2001, 1989, 1990, and 1963, were taken to the Abovyan city hospital. Among them, one individual received treatment and was discharged, while the others were also moved to the National Center of Burns and Dermatology for further care.

The explosion and subsequent fire were reported to the National Center for Crisis Management at 11:14 pm local time on Thursday. Fire and rescue squads were dispatched immediately to the scene to manage the situation. Kamo Tsutsulyan, the Director of the Rescue Service and Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Armenia, was also present at the site to oversee the operations.

Yerevan gas station explosion

By 8:20 am on Friday, there was no open fire at the explosion site, and cooling operations were underway. Fire and rescue teams remained on duty, regularly conducting cooling and freezing operations to prevent any re-ignition.

According to preliminary data, a liquefied gas tank exploded at the gas station, which had been operating without proper expertise and had been suspended multiple times. The explosion not only caused a fire at the gas station but also affected nearby passenger cars.

Yerevan gas station explosion

The Investigative Committee of Armenia has initiated a criminal case to determine the cause and circumstances of the explosion. Several forensic examinations have been ordered as part of the investigation.

In the immediate aftermath of the explosion, the 16-18 km section of the Yerevan-Sevan motorway was closed in both directions to ensure public safety and allow emergency services to work efficiently. As of the morning of June 7, the motorway section was reopened to traffic.

Yerevan gas station explosion


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