A Russian citizen suffered multiple injuries as a result of a fall from the stairs of the chapel-tomb of the Noravank monastery complex in Armenia. This was announced today, June 27, by the chairman of the Association of Professional Guides of the Republic Yakov Solomonyan.
According to him, the man was seriously injured and taken to the hospital of Yeghegnadzor, the administrative center of the Vayots Dzor region. The victim has an open fracture of the leg with muscle damage.
Solomonyan recalled that the problem of the stairs is not new: the issue was repeatedly raised by the association in the relevant structures, but the authorities limited themselves to stretching the rope along the “ill-fated” stairs, damaging the walls of the medieval temple.
At the same time, the Armenian specialist in the field of tourism believes, the rope only fuels the desire to climb the steep stairs. He considers the attitude of responsible persons to the issue of safety of visitors to a medieval temple dismissive.
“How long it will be going on. The authorities are waiting for the stairs to collapse and someone to die?” Solomonyan was indignant.
This is not the first accident that occurred on the stairs in the Armenian Noravank complex, local media noted on Monday.