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At 9:07am on Wednesday, the Aragatsotn provincial crisis management center of Armenia  was informed that an explosion and fire occurred in a bank of Ashtarak city.

It was found out that the explosion and an ensuing fire occurred in the Ashtarak branch of Unibank, under yet unknown circumstances, and as a result, one person died and six others were injured.

Victims H. K. (born in 1991), H. Ch. (born in 1996), L. A. (born in 1996), A. M. (born in 1972), H. Kh. (born in 1978), L. Sh. (born in 1996), and R. Kh. (born in 1963) were taken to the Ashtarak hospital. Subsequently, H. Ch., H. Kh., and L. Sh. were transferred to the Yerevan National Burn Center, the others were discharged after receiving corresponding medical assistance, whereas R. Kh. died.

The fire was extinguished at 9:54am.

But documents were burned in the archive room of the aforesaid bank branch, and the customer service windows, the door and the interior wall of this branch, four cars parked near the branch, as well as the window of the airline ticket office in the adjacent area were damaged.

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