"On April 2, at 20.44 local time (19.44 Moscow time), we received a signal that there was an explosion on the Northern Avenue in Yerevan; there are victims, and they need assistance," the Armenian Ministry of Emergency Situations said in a statement.
Seven people, including foreign citizens, have been injured in an oxygen cylinder explosion, that took place at Burger King restaurant opened about two months ago, according to the ministry.
"According to preliminary data, an oxygen cylinder has exploded in the Northern Avenue in Yerevan. Nine people were injured, among them foreign citizens. They were taken to the St. Grigor medical center," the press service informed.
Four teams of firefighters have arrived at the scene.
An explosion took place at Burger King of the Northern Avenue there are injured people. Yerevan, Armenia. April 02.2018. PHOTOLURE/Vahram Baghdasaryan @vahrambaghdasaryan #armenia #yerevan #photo #burgerking #breakingnews #photolure #photolurephotos #photojournalism #explosion pic.twitter.com/CtJ8kMPN8D— Artur Avanesov (@avanesov_art) April 2, 2018
Около 20:30 часов в ресторане "Burger king" на Северном проспекте прогремел взрыв. Причиной стала неисправность работы кухонной техники. По неофицальным данным есть раненые. На месте взрыва работает пожарная бригада и бригады скорой помощи. #ереван #пожар @burgerking #burgerking pic.twitter.com/MrCbC5l0xn— Artur Avanesov (@avanesov_art) April 2, 2018
— Пятый канал Новости (@5tv) April 2, 2018
"The investigative committee of the capital districts of Kentron and Nork-Marash is working at the scene. The circumstances of the incident are being clarified," adviser to the chief of the Investigative Committee of Armenia Sona Truzyan said.