Armenia: EU expresses condolences over Surmalu market tragedy
August 18, 2022

Armenia: EU expresses condolences over Surmalu market tragedy


EU representatives expressed condolences over the tragedy in Surmalu market, where pyrotechnics exploded on 14 August. 

According to the country’s Ministry of Emergency Situations, the blast killed at least 16 people and injured 60 others.

My deepest sympathies and condolences to the families who lost their loved ones at the Yerevan Surmalu Market explosion. I wish a fast recovery to all those injured“, said Oliver Varhelyi, Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement

I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to families, relatives and loved ones of those who perished in today’s tragic event at Surmalu market in Yerevan. I wish a speedy recovery to all injured, especially those who remain in hospitals”, the Head of Political, Press and Information Section at the EU Delegation to Armenia, Jan Pleshinger, wrote on Facebook.

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