Russians injured as oxygen cylinder explodes in Yerevan (VIDEO)

Russians injured as oxygen cylinder explodes in Yerevan (VIDEO)

At least nine people, including three Russians, were injured in an explosion in the Burger King fast-food restaurant in central Yerevan yesterday, the press service of Armenia's Emergencies Ministry said.

It said an emergency call about an explosion came at 20:44 local time (19:44 Moscow time). Four fire fighting vehicles, a team of the Ministry for Emergency Situations and a quick-reaction team of the National Crisis Management Center were rushed to the site.

"According to preliminary data, there are Russian and Iranian nationals among the injured," Armenian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Tigran Balayan said. The injured were all hospitalized.

The thoroughfare in central Yerevan where the fast-food restaurant is located, is a favorite place for a stroll among the local residents and tourists, boasting a host of cafes and restaurants.

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