YEREVAN, JANUARY 14, ARMENPRESS: Hayrusgazard specialists together with representatives of local authorities across Armenia have revealed 6,065 instances of violation of natural gas use safety rules after examining around 22,000 homes between December 23 and January 10.
The extensive campaign was prompted by an unprecedented wave of carbon monoxide poisoning cases resulting from gas leaks by home made heaters. The authorities ordered to suspend gas supplies to more than 3,000 apartments and mansions.
The majority of violation cases were revealed in Shirak province-1,380 instances. Inspection of 260 apartments in a newly built quarter, Ani, revealed that virtually all residents there ignored safety rules.
Hayrusgazard, the sole natural gas operator, said it will continue inspections until the end of winter heating