Explosion of gas-filled balloons during a campaign rally in Armenia
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Scores hurt as gas balloons explode at Armenia rally

Scores of people have been injured in the Armenian capital Yerevan, when clusters of gas balloons exploded at a political rally.

Crowds were attending a government campaign event in the city's central square ahead of parliamentary polls.

The emergencies ministry said some 144 people had been taken to hospital with burns, none of them life-threatening.

The BBC's Jamie Robertson has more details.

  • 04 May 2012