The Armenian authorities have confirmed that a passenger bus in Yerevan explosive device. About it on air of local television has told the chief of police Vladimir Gasparyan. He noted that the explosion was a wave, not the shrapnel, reports “Interfax”.
It is assumed that the bomb was planted under a seat of the bus or could be a passenger.
In connection with the incident, which has not yet officially declared a terrorist attack, the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan instructed the police of the Republic strengthen the patrol and sentry service. “The Armenian President periodically report on the investigation
works”, – said the press Secretary of Sargsyan, Vladimir Hakobyan.
According to Hakobyan, the Ministry of health is taking every effort to assist the victims. He also urged the public to “refrain from spreading unverified data”.
Explosion in the passenger bus, occurred around 20:50 on Monday Moscow time (21:50 local), when the bus was near the house number 11 on street Alabyana. As a result of incident two persons were lost, seven more got wounds.
The press service of the Ministry of emergency situations of Armenia later clarified that the status of the two teenagers is assessed as severe, another one of the girls is satisfactory, the status of the other – moderate.
The version that the bus could explode for some other reason, were considered but not for long: the specialists of the Department of transport of Yerevan municipality reported that the bus had no gas cylinder and was running on diesel fuel.
Now there are police officers and National centre for crisis management, and forensics.