Death toll from Yerevan market blast rises to 16: report

TEHRAN, Aug. 16 (MNA) – The death toll from the blast and subsequent fire at Yerevan’s Surmalu wholesale market has risen to 16, the press service of the Armenian emergencies ministry reported on Tuesday.

Rescuers have recovered more bodies from the site of a fireworks warehouse blast in Armenia, raising the death toll from Sunday's accident to 16, the TASS news agency cited Armenia's emergencies ministry as saying on Tuesday.

Eighteen people remained missing, it said, since blasts ripped through the warehouse in a shopping mall in the Armenian capital of Yerevan on Sunday, causing parts of the building to collapse and injuring at least 62 people.

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