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Blast in Yerevan: No smoke without fire?2012-05-30 15:48
May 29 in Yerevan, an explosion at the plant "Electron" occurred. According to the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia, at 14:48 local time, there was a signal about the explosion and the collapse at the plant. In place of the incident were sent three fire crews, operational group and two special unit of the rescue forces office.
As a result of the explosion, the two men, 67-year-old Janibeg Martirosyan and 64-year-old Adibek Barsamyan, have died. When the rescuers managed to extract the body of Adibek Barsamian, he was already dead, and Martirosyan died after being hospitalized in the medical center "Erebuni". His condition was assessed as heavy.
Minister of Defense Seiran Ohanian, as well as Minister for Emergency Situations Armen Yeritsyan, has visited the scene of the incident. In an interview to the media Yeritsyan said that Adibek Barsamian was the head of the shop, and Janibeg Martirosyan was his deputy.
He said that the explosion had thundered in the building of the plant shop when there had been two people. "According to the director of the plant, at the time of the explosion in the building of the shop there were two men, respectively; no others dead or missing were reported", he stressed. Yeritsyan explained that the presence of Minister of Defense at the scene was connected to the fact that the Ministry of Defense had a contract with the plant, which produces "some things". "It produces products commissioned by the Ministry of Defense", he added.
The Minister refused to provide any versions about what could cause the explosion at the Yerevan plant "Electron". He only said that the criminal case and the investigation will show what could cause an explosion. A spokesman for Ministry of Emergency Situations Nikolay Grigoryan says almost the same: the results of the investigation and examination will show what has caused the explosion.
According to official information, the Yerevan plant "Electron" produces sockets, switches, dimmers, transformers, motors, wires and cables, as well as accumulators, batteries, primary cells and so on.