Eight hospitalized as half-constructed building collapsed in downtown Yerevan

Karen Ghazaryan

A half-constructed building collapsed in Yerevan today, leaving eleven workers trapped under the rubble.

Eight of the workers were taken to St. Grigor Lusavorich Hospital, the others had no injuries.

The buildings collapsed as a result of heaviness of the iron armatures.

According to Nikolay Grigoryan, Deputy Director of the Rescue Service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, it will be possible speak more precisely about the reasons of the collapse only after the expertise.

A criminal case will be launched. Doctors say the condition of the four injured is grave.

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