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Dangerous Areas: rockfall on Vayk-Jermuk Highway

19:11 / 17.07.2019



On July 17 at 09:20 an emergency call was received to “911” service that a rockfall had occurred on “Charkyand” tuns, Vayots Dzor Province: there was a risk of huge stones falling. Rescuers’ help was needed.

The Operative group of the Regional rescue department, the Rescue squad of the Center for carrying out activities of special importance and a Fire unit from the Fire and rescue squad of the Rescue service of MES of RA dispatched to the scene.

It turned out that the rockfall (2 stones: 0.1 m3) had occurred on the 10th km of Vayk-Jermuk highway: the stones fell on sidewalk: there was a risk of more rockfall.

The rescuers blocked off the scene and implemented in artificial rockfall (1.5 m3).

At 18:10 the activities finished.

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