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December 7, 2017  12:33

Artsakh people pay tribute to the victims of Spitak earthquake (Photos)

On 7 December, the Artsakh people visited Stepanakert memorial complex in connection with 29th anniversary of the Spitak earthquake and paid tribute to the victims of the devastating earthquake.

STEPANAKERT, DECEMBER 7, ARTSAKHPRESS:Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan, National Assembly chairman Ashot Ghoulyan, State Minister Arayik harutyunyan, other officials of the country, as well as representatives of educational institutions and others laid flowers to the monument of innocent victims of the natural disaster on December 7.

 A memorial service dedicated to the victims of the Spitak earthquake was held by the Primate of the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Pargev Martirosyan.

The Spitak earthquake shattered the peace of Armenia 29 years ago. A 10 magnitude near the epicenter devastating earthquake took place in 40% of the territory of Armenia at 11:41 (local time), December 7, 1988.

More than 25 thousand people died, 500 remained homeless. 17 of the housing resources broke down (over 8 million square meters of living area). 230 industrial objects with 82 thousand workplaces were ruined due to the quake.

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