February 16
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The 911 emergency hotline of the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES) of Armenia received a report, on Sunday at 8:01pm, informing that there was an explosion in a residential building in Hrazdan town, and rescuers were needed.

Fire and rescue workers, a team from the Center for Crisis Management, an engineering squad from the civil defense forces, and a special rescue squad were dispatched to the scene.

As per the MES statement, the blast had occurred in an apartment of this residential building. As a result, the interior walls as well as the balcony of this apartment had collapsed, its doors, windows and furniture were damaged, the dividing wall between two other apartments had partly collapsed, and three doors of another apartment were damaged.

No one was injured in the blast.

Rescuers evacuated about 30 residents from the building.

A clock with electric wiring, firecracker explosives, and a car alarm remote control—which were intended for detonation—were found in the apartment.

The discovered device was rendered ineffective and handed over to police.

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