Search operations on the territory of Surmalu shopping center have been stopped until morning, EMERCOM spokesman Hayk Kostanyan told journalists.
According to him, the decision to stop the search was made taking into account the complexity of works in the immediate vicinity of the explosion site and the possibility of collapse.
An explosion and fire in the shopping center took place on Sunday. Sixteen people were killed, while one body has not been identified yet. Two people are still missing.