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Tour guide Nairuhi Simonyan has died due to a snowstorm at Mount Ara, in Armenia.

Lyusi, a friend of Simonyan, told Armenian News-NEWS.am that her friend had frequently gone on hiking trips in recent times.

An 18-person hiking team, including Nairuhi Simonyan, on Sunday went to Mount Ara; but they were caught in a snowstorm. Sometime thereafter, the members of this team found Simonyan’s dead body. 

Capital city Yerevan residents Hrachya Harutyunyan, 22, and Edgar Navasardyan, 38, also were caught in this snowstorm. They sustained injuries and are at the intensive care unit of a hospital in Yerevan.

“We recorded with lament that a girl from the hiking team, Nairuhi Simonyan, according to our opinion, had sustained injuries incompatible with life and had died due to falling,” Suren Danielyan, President of the Armenian Mountaineering and Mountain Tourism Federation, wrote, in particular, on his Facebook page. “Now, all of us are interested in the causes and the matter of ensuring safety.”

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