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One person has been confirmed dead as rescuers found the body of an unidentified man near the Sanahin Bridge in Armenia’s north where search and rescue efforts continue.

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs as of 1:30 p.m., 20 people have been rescued, three of them in Dilijan, 17 in Noyemberyan communities.

Heavy rains on May 26 caused floods in Armenia’s north, destroying roads and bridges and cutting off several villages and towns. One person is considered missing.

Armenia’s railway communication with Georgia has been interrupted for at least a few days due to the flooding, according to the South Caucasus Railway, as reported by ArmeniaSputnik.

Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has arrived at the disaster area in the country’s north.

 

 

 

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