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YEREVAN. – Armenian First Lady Rita Sargsyan on Saturday paid visits to all capital Yerevan hospitals where those who were injured during Friday’s balloon explosion are being treated. 

Mrs. Sargsyan toured the hospitals, spoke with the patients and their relatives, and extended them her sympathy.

The physicians assured the First Lady that the injured will be discharged in a short period of time.   

As Armenian informed earlier, a tragedy occurred during the Republican Party of Armenia’s rally and concert held at capital Yerevan’s Republic Square on Friday. Hundreds of balloons filled with gas exploded and started to burn. Subsequently, the balloons’ melted rubber fell on the event participants. Those near the stage were affected the most, a total of 154 people were injured and 76 of them are still in different hospitals. There are children, too, among the injured.

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