Investigation into balloon case extended – newspaper

Investigation into balloon case extended – newspaper

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July 05, 2012 | 07:47

YEREVAN.- The investigation into a balloon blast during the Republican
Party of Armenia’s campaign rally was extended, Haykakan Zhamanak
daily writes.

`Police press service told the correspondent of the newspaper about
the decision. The blast of balloons filled with an unidentified gas
injured 150 people. All the injured have been discharged from
hospital,’ the newspaper says.

As Armenian News-NEWS.am informed earlier, a tragedy occurred during
the Republican Party of Armenia’s rally and concert held at Yerevan’s
Republic Square on May 4. Hundreds of balloons filled with gas
exploded and started to burn. Subsequently, the balloons’ melted
rubber fell on the event participants. Those near the stage were
affected the most.

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