Cabinet commemorates 1988 Spitak earthquake victims
YEREVAN, DECEMBER 7, ARMENPRESS. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Cabinet ministers on Thursday observed a moment of silence during the Cabinet meeting on the occasion of the anniversary of the 1988 Spitak earthquake.
“Today is December 7th, it’s the anniversary of the devastating Spitak earthquake of 1988, which killed over 25,000 of our compatriots,” Prime Minister Pashinyan said and asked for a moment of silence.
Over 25,000 people were killed and 20,000 others injured in the quake. Over half a million people became homeless. 17% of the entire housing stock of Armenia was destroyed.