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Reaching Spitak we witnessed a horrible scene. Aslan Grigoryan

When we heard the news on devastating earthquake on December 7, 1988, the rescue squad of 24 volunteers of our structure left for Spitak to help the victims of the earthquake.

Reaching Spitak we witnessed a horrible scene. Aslan Grigoryan

Reaching Spitak we witnessed a horrible scene. Aslan Grigoryan

STEPANAKERT,  DECEMBER 7, ARTSAKHPRESSHead of tourist club operating in Stepanakert in 1988, Aslan Grigoryan  informed Artsakhpress after visiting Stepanakert memorial complex in connection with 30th anniversary of the Spitak earthquake and paying tribute to the victims of the devastating earthquake.

"With great difficulties we reached Spitak. It was the time when the Artsakh movement had begun. When we reached the city we witnessed a horrible scene. The city was destroyed.

Then we left for Gyumri, where we set up tents and started rescue operations.
It is impossible to present the horrifying scenes in human language. Everyone worked night and day.
With our help, many human lives have been saved. Many corpses  were pulled  from the ruins. We have stayed there for about 20 days," Aslan Grigoryan informed.

Our interlocutor also added that other groups from Artsakh also participated in rescue operations. In those days rescue equipment was  also sent to Armenia.


     

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