The window of the car of Armen Sargsyan—Advisor to the Minister of Emergency Situations of Armenia—was broken and his wallet was stolen in the area of the Surmalu shopping market explosion in Yerevan. Hayk Kostanyan, spokesperson of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia, told Armenian News-NEWS.am about this.
The spokesperson added that this incident happened on the day of the aforementioned explosion—on August 14.
Sixteen people, including a pregnant woman and a small child, were killed in the powerful explosion at the Surmalu shopping market on August 14. One person is still considered missing In addition, 62 people were administered to hospitals, and four of them continue to receive treatment there. Also, 21 vehicles have been removed from under the rubble.
Criminal proceedings have been launched into the aforesaid explosion—and under the Criminal Code articles on "Violation of fire safety rules or requirements, which has negligently caused the death of a person or other serious consequences," and "Violation of rules or requirements for the storage, accounting, transportation, delivery or use of flammable or combustible materials, which has negligently caused the death of a person or other serious consequences."