Armenia holds days of mourning for the victims of shopping centre fire

Armenia is holding days of mourning today and tomorrow (17-18 August) in memory of the citizens who died as a result of the explosion in the "Surmalu" trade centre. The days of mourning are also being marked by the Armenian community in Nagorno-Karabakh.

On public buildings, the Armenian flag is flying at half mast

The latest figures show that 16 people died as a result of the explosion that took place in the "Surmalu" shopping centre on Sunday (14 August). 2 persons are considered missing. Dozens of people were injured.

Whilst investigators continue are not excluding any cause for the explosion yet, first evidence suggests that the explosions occured when a fire reached a large stock of fireworks at a warehouse close to the shopping centre.

source: with agencies.