Two injured as building partially collapses in Yerevan

Two citizens were injured as a four-storey building in Yerevan’s Kanaker-Zaytun district partially collapsed as a result of alleged gas leak.

The National Crisis Management Center received an alarm at 7:18 this morning.

Seven fire brigades and ambulances rushed to the scene.

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Minister of Emergency Situations Felix Tsolakyan also visited the scene.

According to the Ministry of Health one of the injured is a woman and has fractures of the clavicular bone and nose, as well as scratches on the body and face. Doctors assess the health condition as moderate.

The other patient has extensive burns on his body and limbs and is in the intensive care unit, connected to an artificial respiration device. According to doctors, his health condition is critical.

Yerevan Mayor Hayk Marutyan has instructed to provide the residents of the collapsed building with temporary housing.

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