Seven people injured in powerful blast near Armenian capital

  • 7 June, 06:19

Seven people were injured in a powerful blast in a filling station near Armenian capital Yerevan on Thursday. Four of the injured persons are in intensive care, the press service of Armenia's health ministry said.

The incident occurred at around 8:14 GMT in the town of Abovyan near Yerevan, Tass news agency reported. Rescue workers were informed about a powerful explosion and fire at a filling station on a highway connecting the capital Yerevan and the city of Sevan. At least 30 rescue teams are working at the scene. According to preliminary reports, a storage tank with liquefied natural gas exploded at the facility. A Tass correspondent reported that from the scene hundreds of vehicles were caught in a major traffic jam on the blocked highway.

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