Saturday, May 05, 2012

144 injured when gas-filled balloons explode at campaign rally by man lighting his cigarette

YEREVAN, Armenia - Clusters of balloons exploded Friday during a political rally in the central square of Armenia's capital, injuring at least 144 people, authorities said.

The Emergencies Ministry said 104 of them had to be hospitalized with burns after the explosion in Yerevan, which it said was caused by a smoker who lit a cigarette near the balloons.

Reports say officials suspect the balloons were filled with hydrogen instead of helium, as helium is not flammable. Police are investigating the cause of the explosion.

Health Minister Artyom Pushkian said no one had life-threatening injuries.

The balloons were supposed to be flown at a Republican Party rally that drew tens of thousands ahead of Sunday's parliamentary vote in the former Soviet republic. Despite the accident, Armenian President Serge Sarkisian addressed the rally with a speech.

The Republican Party dominates the parliament of this impoverished Caucasus nation that borders Turkey.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/144-armenians-injured-gas-filled-balloons-explode-campaign-rally-article-1.1073055#ixzz1u3gyTw1f

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

LoL why didn't they use Acetylene?

Anonymous said...

Picture looks like Saturday night in the ghetto.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the Hindenburg?

(the Kardashian sisters are Armenian)

Anonymous said...

So nobody learned anything from the Hindenberg disaster...

Anonymous said...

omg.i was hoping this would have happened at the obama rally.damn.

Hybrid said...

Ohhhhh the humanity?

HELIUM DON'T BURN AND YOU ARE FINED THREE TESTICLE'S!

Anonymous said...

An I thought everybody learned their lesson from the Hindenburg.

NEIL BERGSTEIN said...

It was a Turkish secret attack; they just wont quit brutalizing those people....

Anonymous said...

Morons.

Anonymous said...

My Momma always saya "Stupid is as Stupid Does:.

Anonymous said...

That rally was a blast!

Anonymous said...

Here's a case where smoking is bad for everybody.

Anonymous said...

Second hand smoke leads to second hand expolsons.

Herbert Morrison said...

Well what we are not being told is the Armenians who never had anyone on the Mensa list were actually filming a re-creation of the Hindenburg disaster and slightly over did it.

No one in Armenia had figured out that Hydrogen and cigarettes can create a significant explosion hazard!

Question was it Hydrogen or Kapusta gas in those balloons?

This is timely as the original event happened on May 06 1937.

One final phrase: "Oh, the humanity"

Anonymous said...

Armenia voted (illegally) for Obama, then asked if they could bum a butt from him.....

R. Allendy said...

There has to be some significance in the fact that 144 were injured.

Something like 12 X 12

All numbers add up to something!

I just be "mistified" by the significance!

Symbolism

Express the idea of a combination of rotational cycles of several orders, in relation with the microcosmic individual, according to R. Allendy. It would express also the completion of a whole and the passage to the following step. As square of 12, R. Allendy sees there "the development of the relations and the possible combinations between the things".

Anonymous said...

Dumb like niggers.

Anonymous said...

Who farted ???

Anonymous said...

One reason why I don't light up when on the shitter taking a daley or travon.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Gas bags, who's Daley screwing over now?

I Voted For Obama said...

Serge Sarkisian voted for Obama, then wouldn't stop talking.

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