Hayk Kostanyan, spokesperson of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia, made a post Tuesday night on Facebook about the aftermath of the explosion that took place at the Surmalu market in Yerevan on August 14.
"Search and rescue, cleaning of the area, as well as cooling works are continuing.
As of 00:00, 2 citizens are considered missing, the identity of one more dead citizen has not been ascertained.
During the period between August 14 and 16, around 665 rescue workers (...) and volunteers took part in fire fighting and search and rescue works at the Surmalu shopping market.
According to preliminary data, the area of carrying out firefighting and rescue works is about 1 ha. A three-story building (about 2,889 square meters) has collapsed," Kostanyan wrote, in particular.
There are 16 casualties so far as a result of the powerful explosion at the Surmalu shopping market in Yerevan on August 4. Also, two people are considered missing. The total number of injured is 61. Seven 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.