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Explosion at Armenian political rally

Saturday, May 05, 2012 - 00:48

May 5 - More than 150 people were hurt after balloons burst into flames at a political rally in Armenia. Deborah Gembara reports.

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Confusion at a political rally in Armenia after hundreds of small balloons suddenly burst into flames. More than 150 people were hurt after the gas filled balloons exploded. Some were treated for burns while others were injured as they tried to flee. Afterward, only a single flame could be seen above the capital main square where hundreds of white balloons hovered just moments before. Event organizers say they think a participant's lit cigarette may have ignited one of the balloons and triggered the calamity. Deborah Gembara, Reuters.

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Explosion at Armenian political rally

Saturday, May 05, 2012 - 00:48