Armenia campaign rally blast hurts 144 - officials
"I heard an explosion and saw flames rising high," said a 30-year-old woman who identified herself as Susan. "People rushed away from the square, and I saw a man with a burnt face and a girl whose back was on fire."
A video posted online by Internet television station Panorama.am showed a large but short-lived flame billowing in the middle of the crowd where hundred of white balloons had been flying moments before.
Health Minister Harutyun Kushkyan told state television many people were injured in the chaos as people tried to flee. She described the condition of the injured as "satisfactory".
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