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Armenian fireworks warehouse blast death toll rises to 16

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Rescuers have recovered more bodies from the site of a fireworks warehouse blast in Armenia, raising the death toll from Sunday's accident to 16, Armenia's emergencies ministry said on Tuesday.

Seventeen people remain missing, it said in a statement, after blasts ripped through the warehouse in a shopping mall in the Armenian capital of Yerevan on Sunday, causing parts of the building to collapse and injuring at least 60 people.

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Separately, the Armenpress news agency cited the government as saying it would declare a day of mourning after the rescue operation is over.

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