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YEREVAN. – Only two from the 154 citizens, who were hospitalized as a result of the explosion at Armenian capital Yerevan’s Republic Square on May 4, are still in the capital city’s hospitals as of Monday, the Ministry of Healthcare informed Armenian News-NEWS.am.  

The patients are in good condition and they, too, will be discharged soon. And there are no more patients at reanimation wards.

As Armenian News-NEWS.am informed earlier, a tragedy occurred during the Republican Party of Armenia’s rally and concert held at Yerevan’s Republic Square on May 4. 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, and 154 people were injured

And in an interview with RIA Novosti News Agency of Russia, Ministry of Emergency Situations’ Rescue Service Deputy Chief Nikolay Grigoryan had informed that the balloons were filled with helium gas and the fire could have been caused by a burning cigarette.

Also, the investigation into this incident is still underway, but there is no new development.

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