Major landslide in Armenia leaves 35 cars trapped on highway
A major landslide has blocked the traffic in North-East Armenia Sunday evening, leaving about 35 cars under rocks and mud, Tert.am reported 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.
Some 5-6 people (at least two Georgian citizens) were taken to hospitals of Noyemberyan and Alaverdi towns. They have suffered light injuries, the emergency headquarters told Tert.am. No victims are reported.
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.
Edited by E.Ostapenko