Hayk Kostanyan, spokesperson of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia, informed that five of the six Iranian citizens who are considered missing as a result of Sunday’s explosion at the Surmalu market in Yerevan are actually in Georgia.

"A representative of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran conveyed to me a little while ago that 5 of the 6 assumed missing Iranian citizens are in Georgia. As of now, the number of missing citizens is 18," Kostanyan wrote on social media.

There are 8 casualties and 18 people are considered missing as a result of the aforesaid explosion. A total of 350 rescuers are participating in the search and rescue operations at the Surmalu market, and about 150 volunteers are helping them. The total number of injured is 61. Thirteen 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.