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About 150 people were injured as a result of explosion in Yerevan (video)
10:20 05.05.2012
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Clusters of balloons exploded Friday during a political rally in the central square of Armenia's capital, injuring at least 144 people and two of them are children, authorities said.

According to the local Media, the explosion was caused by a smoker who lit a cigarette near the balloons; however an official reason is not named yet. On the place of the incident the 2 meter flame of fire was created.

As Armenian Emergency situations Ministry said, the incident happened at the time of the ruling Republican Party’s final rally.

Armenian president Serzh Sarkisian's has already visited hospitalized victims. He said, everything will be done to render necessary assistance to the injured participants of the rally.

Armenia’s parliamentary election should be held on May 6. Some of the local editions connects the explosion to the elections and suggests that it was planned specially for deranging the rally of the ruling party.

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