In Arme­nia, there has been a seri­ous explo­sion in a shop­ping center in the capi­tal Yere­van. Accord­ing to previ­ous reports, at least 16 people were killed and more than 60 others were injured. Presum­ably, a ware­house with fire­works exploded. The three-story build­ing collapsed.

Two of our members living in Arme­nia were directly requested and deployed with their two rescue dogs for biolog­i­cal search for buried victims and expert advice, thanks to an already well-estab­lished coop­er­a­tion with the respon­si­ble ministry. The oper­a­tion turned out to be very diffi­cult due to persis­tent fire.

The former Soviet Repub­lic of Arme­nia is located in the South Cauca­sus with borders with Iran, Turkey, Azer­bai­jan and Georgia.