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Azerbaijan , Baku, Oct. 3/ Trend /
The Armenian Ministry of Emergency Situations issued the list of persons missing as a result of a landslide in northern Tavush region. Georgian citizens Arthur Hakobyan, Gurgen Hakobyan, Gena Surmanidze and Nukri Surmanidze were also included in the list, NEWS.am reported.
The information about four Georgian citizens missing during the landslide on the Georgian-Armenian border was given by Georgian Ambassador to Armenia Tengiz Sharmanashvili. He referred to the Armenian Ministry of Emergency Situations. Earlier, the Ministry reported that no Georgian citizens were suffered in the accident.
The ambassador said the Georgian government offered its help to Armenia in providing relevant experts, but no answer has been given from Armenian side so far.
A major landslide has blocked the traffic in North-East Armenia Sunday evening, leaving about 35 cars under rocks and mud, Tert.am reported earlier today. The Landslide hit 250 metres of trans-boudary Vanadzor-Bagratashen highway between the cities of Alaverdi and Noyemberyan.
Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan instructed to set up an emergency headquarters to investigate the causes. Emergency services are now on the scene.
Thirty-five vehicles are reported to be under slide, though Nikolay Grigoryan, an advisor to the emergency minister said there are difficulties in specifying their exact number.
Police officers, ambulance workers and employees from the Ministry of Emergency situations are on the scene. Camera operators are not allowed to approach the site for security reasons.
N.Kirtskhalia (Tbilisi) contributed to the article
Edited by E.Ostapenko (Baku)
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