OSCE Secretary General Helga Schmid has offered condolences over the deadly blast at Surmalu shopping center in Yerevan.
“On these two days of mourning, I join all Armenians in remembering those who died in the tragic explosion at Surmalu market in Yerevan. My sincere condolences go to those who lost their loved ones, and I wish those injured a quick recovery,” Mrs. Schmid said in a Twitter post.
At least 16 were killed, two are missing after the fire caused a building to collapse at the shopping center.
Investigation into the causes of the blast is under way.