Yerevan residents lay flowers at Surmalu blast site as Armenia mourns victims

Flags have been flying at half-mast across Armenia as the country is holding two days of mourning for the victims of Sunday’s explosion at Yerevan’s Surmalu shopping strip, which left 16 dead and 62 injured. The authorities in Stepanakert also declared two days of mourning in response to the blast. 2 people remain unaccounted for following the tragedy, according to a tally kept by the Ministry of Emergency Situations.