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The trial into the tragic road accident on Zod Bridge in Ararat Province of Armenia on July 6 last year that started today in the Artashat court of first instance has been rescheduled.

The hearing was postponed because Seda Safaryan, the attorney of defendant Soghomon Hakobyan, did not attend the hearing due to her very busy schedule.

The next court hearing was set for March 11.

The postponement of the trial caused a stir among the injured party and the successors of those who had lost their lives in this road accident, and they exited the courtroom with anger.

Speaking to reporters, one of the victims' successor stressed that if the trial is postponed again, they will appeal to the Chamber of Advocates of Armenia.

The previous court hearing was rescheduled, too.

Soghomon Hakobyan, the driver of the Toyota Hilux involved in this accident, is the defendant in the case, and he is in custody.

On July 6, 2019, a passenger van, a Toyota Hilux, and a VAZ-21063 collided on the aforesaid bridge, which resulted in a fire in the van, and then it spread onto the other two cars.

Toyota Hilux driver Soghomon Hakobyan has been charged with violating traffic rules and causing the death of two or more people.

According to the indictment, Hakobyan negligently caused 7 deaths and 4 injuries.

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