YEREVAN (A.W.)—A public transportation bus in Yerevan exploded on the night of April 25 at 9:51 p.m. local time, killing at least one person and injuring several others, reported a number news outlets in Armenia. The explosion took place on public bus number 63 on Halabyan Street according to Armenia’s Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES).
Reports of up to three casualties and ten injuries were also reported by several news outlets in Armenia, though the MES only confirmed that one person had died and six had been injured in the incident, as of 11:05 p.m. local time.
According to reports, sounds of the explosion could be heard miles away and rescue and crisis management teams arrived to the scene shortly after the incident. Emergency Situations Minister Armen Yeritsyan and Police Chief Vladimir Gasparyan, as well as other representatives of the MES were also on scene, according to a statement released by the Ministry.
Further information about the incident will be published as details emerge.
Source: Armenian Weekly