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The Armenian government will declare a day of mourning in connection with Sunday’s tragic explosion at the Surmalu shopping market in Yerevan. Armenian News-NEWS.am was informed about this by the information department of the government.

The government will decide the date of this day of mourning once the search and rescue operations at the site of the blast are concluded.

There are 16 casualties so far as a result of the aforesaid explosion. Also 17 people are considered missing; one of them is an Iranian citizen, the other—a Russian national. A total of 350 rescuers are participating in the search and rescue operations at the market, and about 150 volunteers are helping them. The total number of injured is 61. Twelve of them continue to be treated in various hospitals, and their health condition is assessed as satisfactory. The other hospitalized patients have been discharged with positive dynamics of their condition. Also, 21 vehicles have been removed from under the rubble.

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