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Edik Hakobyan The   52   years   old   resident   of   Marmashen   community   in   Shirak   Region   remembers   the   accident every   day.   In   the   age   of   23   Edik   Hakobyan   found   a   round   thing   in   the   landfill   site   and   trying   to open   it   he   exploded.   The   victim   lost   his   sight,   and   his   chest   got   injured.   He   has   no   family   and   lives in   a   lodge.   The   only   source   of   livelihood   is   the   disability   pension.   Edik   Hakobyan   also   needs operation. The Armenian Center for Humanitarian Demining and Expertise transferred these data to the Armenian Red Cross. The Society bought an apartment for Edik Hakobyan in Marmashen.
Aram Martirosyan The resident of Hovuni Aram Martirosyan got injured as a result of an unexploded ordnance. He lost his right leg, left arm and fingers of the left hand. Anyway life prevailed over the mine. The explosion didn’t change the normal course of the young man’s life. Aram is engaged in sports and has recorded some scores in arm wrestling. Aram married several years after the incident. The newly born child is the evidence of his father’s gaiety and fight.
Eghishe Torosyan The   address   104/814   reminds   of   a   temporary   dwelling.   People   of   different   nature   but   at   the   same time   of   the   same   fate   live   in   the   Avtokayan   District   in   Gyumri.   The   temporary   dwelling   id   all   that unifies   them.   Eghishe   Torosyan   lives   in   one   of   these   lodgings.   Several   years   ago   Eghishe   found   an unexploded   ordnance   with   his   friend   and   decided   to   break   it   into   pieces.   After   the   second   stab   of the   hammer   there   occurred   an   explosion.   Eghishe   lost   his   sight   and   amputated   the   right   leg.   This man   is   by   origin   from   Shaghik   residence,   the   northest   part   of   the   Shirak   Region.   This   region   is known   for   its   harsh   weather   conditions.   There   is   a   constant   need   of   visiting   the   hospital,   but   it’s realy   hard   for   eghishe   to   go   to   Gyumri   from   Shaghik.   He   has   moved   to   Gyumri   and   currently   lives alone.   However   the   lodge   is   rented,   while   he   lives   with   a   21.000   AMD   pension.   A   true   friend   of Eghishe   is   a   radio   receiver   so   he   is   aware   of   the   world   news.   He   has   nothing   but   several   clothes. Instead,   the   dreams   are   a   lot.   He   hopes   that   some   day   he   has   his   own   housetop   and   brings   his   son and daughter. The   Armenian   Center   for   Humanitarian   Demining   and   Expertise   transferred   these   data   to   the Armenian Red Cross. The Society bought an apartment for Eghishe Torosyan in Gyumri.
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