After the explosion at the Unibank branch in Ashtarak, four injured were referred to the National Burn Center in Yerevan, all of them were transferred to the intensive care unit, one of them is in severe condition—taking into account the percentage of burns, has about 40-percent surface area burns. Karine Babayan, deputy director of medical affairs of the National Burn Center, told reporters about this.
"The other patients sustained 15-, 20-, 25-percent surface burns. The most important of the symptoms of the main patients is inhalation burns; that is, burns of the respiratory tract. (...).
We will monitor those with less burns at the intensive care unit; let's see. If there will be no other complications, we may transfer them to the burn department of the national burn center in one or two days," she said.
According to the doctor, one of these patients, however—a 33- to 34-year-old man—will stay longer in the intensive care unit.
She informed that one of the four patients is a woman, three are men, and one of the latter is a client of the aforesaid bank.
Earlier, the Investigative Committee of Armenia informed Armenian News-NEWS.am that the report about the aforementioned explosion in Ashtarak city was received from the 911 emergency hotline at 9:05am on Wednesday. The explosion in the Ashtarak branch of Unibank took place around 9:03am, according to preliminary data, as a result of a natural gas leak, as a result of which seven of the bank employees sustained injuries and were taken to hospital, but one of them died in the hospital. She was cleaning lady of this bank branch.