Foreign Ministry confirms death of Armenian woman in Beirut blast

Foreign Ministry confirms death of Armenian woman in Beirut blast

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian embassy in Lebanon has confirmed the information about the death of an Armenian woman Georgette Sargisian in Oct 19 blast in the Lebanese capital of Beirut, RA Foreign Ministry’s spokesman said.

“No official notification has been given about the death of the 9-year-old Armenian boy,” Tigran Balayan told PanARMENIAN.Net

According to Nouvelles d’Armenie, two Armenians, a woman and a child, were killed in Beirut blast, with the victims were identified as Georgette Sargisian and 9-year-old Noy Dodelian.

Earlier, Aztag paper editor-in-chief Shahan Kandaharian told PanARMENIAN.Net that a 9-year-old Armenian child was wounded in the explosion, but the information was not confirmed.

A huge car bomb that took lives of 8 people exploded in a busy street in central Beirut, in the predominantly Christian district of Ashrafiya. Witnesses said it was heard several kilometers away. It was the deadliest attack in Beirut since 2008. No group said it carried out the bombing. The intended target was unclear.

Tensions in Lebanon have been rising over the conflict in Syria.

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