Several People Missing After Apartment Building Partially Collapses 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 shared by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty shows crews atop the pile of rubble on 26 May Street. RFE reported that 12 apartments had collapsed.

According to Gomelauri, approximately 200 rescuers were on the scene. Credit: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via Storyful

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