Rescuers Search for Survivors After Partial Building Collapse in Batumi, Georgia

Several people were missing after a seven-story residential building partially collapsed on Friday afternoon, October 8, in the Georgian port city of Batumi, reports said.

Emergency responders were searching for “10-15” people in the rubble, Minister of Internal Affairs Vakhtang Gomelauri told reporters.

Video taken by Batumi resident Dato Trapaidze shows smoke and dust filling 26 May Street after the collapse.

According to Gomelauri, approximately 200 rescuers were on the scene. Credit: Dato Trapaidze via Storyful

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