President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov sent deep condolences to the President of the Republic of Armenia Vahagn Khachaturian and the Prime Minister of this country Nikol Pashinyan in connection with the loss of life as a result of the explosion in the territory of the “Surmalu” shopping center in Yerevan, announced the “Watan” news program of the Turkmen television today.
On behalf of the people and the Government of the country, and also on his own behalf, the head of Turkmenistan conveyed words of empathy and support at this difficult moment to the families and friends of the victims, and wishes for a speedy recovery to the victims.
On August 14, a warehouse of pyrotechnic materials exploded in the “Surmalu” shopping center. According to the Armenian Ministry of Emergency Situations, the explosion killed 16 people, injured more than 60, and 18 are considered missing, including a Russian citizen and an Iranian citizen.
Investigators completely ruled out the version of the attack. The Prosecutor General's Office of Armenia opened a criminal case on violation of the rules for storing flammable substances and fire safety rules.