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Armenian Investigative Committee:  218 people died, 120 were injured in the blast at fuel depot in Artsakh

Armenian Investigative Committee: 218 people died, 120 were injured in the blast at fuel depot in Artsakh

In the blast at a fuel depot on the highway from Stepanakert to Askeran, 218 people died, and 120 were injured, the Investigative Committee of Armenia reports.

Three victims still remain unidentified, as the relatives have not shown up so that reference samples could be collected for forensic medical examination. The identity of 138 victims has been established through forensic medical examination, while that of the remaining 77 victims has been established through other investigative activities.

At the time of the blast, there were around 1,000 citizens in the closed area of the depot.

According to the Investigative Committee, there were 300,000 liters of summer diesel, 77,000 liters of winter diesel, and about 42,000 liters of gasoline in the fuel depot.