Urgent Prayers For Children and Staff of Marie Izmirlyan Orphanage in Yerevan, Armenia

RDKaUC1Za326pkp6MBw2_tn Large fire at the Marie Izmirlyan’s  orphanage

04.05.2013 19:26

A while ago, a major fire broke out in the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Marie Izmirlyan’s orphanage.

Photojournalist Gagik Shamshyan was there, as the ambulance arrived to the scene of the fire and the fire service brought a large number of brigades, and with their arrival at the orphanage, workers were able to bring the children.

At this point, firefighters are still trying to extinguish the fire.

The Emergency Situations Ministry arrived at the scene and Rescue Service Operational Department Armand Tsolakian, the Police Downtown Operations Department Investigation Group, and Armen Vatyan, Department Head.


A while ago, photojournalist Gagik Shamshyan said that firefighters had put out the fire and it is completely isolated, and fortunately there were no casualties and injuries on the scene. Forty-two children were evacuated.

Photos and video by Gagik Shamshyan

Source: http://shamshyan.com



  1. Lee Erica Krueger says:

    Oh Thank God the 42 children were evacuated without injury. Am I really seeing bars on those windows? This could have been a horrific scene. 😦

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