About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 17:59 - 25 Apr.'17
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Tbilisi Flood Death Toll Rises to 19
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 16 Jun.'15 / 19:08


June 14 aerial footage from Sky Tech of some of the flood-hit areas in Tbilisi, showing Chabua Amirejibi highway, as well as Heroes’ Square and the zoo.

Fatalities from flooding in Tbilisi increased to 19 people as of Tuesday evening, according to the State Security and Crisis Management Council.

Bodies of a young woman and a man were recovered from flooded Mziuri Park on June 16 and third body was found there later on the same day.

6 people remain missing, according to the State security and Crisis Management Council.
 
Meanwhile, the Parliament convened for a special session in Kutaisi on June 16 and approved unanimously presidential decrees authorizing use of the armed forces in the flood relief efforts.

Heroes Square and right embankment of the Mtkvari river was reopened for traffic early on June 16.

Chabua Amirejibi highway, which was heavily damaged by the flooding, remains closed and it is not yet clear how long it will take to restore the road. The authorities are calling on the people to refrain from using cars. 


Volunteers clean up flooded Mziuri Park from debris, June 16, 2015. Photo: Eana Korbezashvili

Bodies of two men were found in the Mziuri Park on June 15 and a man’s body was recovered from a flooded house on the Svanidze street in the Vake district on the same day.

The Svanidze street in the Vake district was among the worst hit areas, where five people died.

Four people died in the flooded Tbilisi zoo, three of them employees of the zoo.

Latest News
25 Apr.'17 17:59
Georgian MoD Adopts Strategic Defense Review for 2017-2020
Defense Ministry considers Russia the primary threat, seeks to strengthen defense capabilities.
25 Apr.'17 14:33
Sokhumi Begins Issuing Residence Permits to Ethnic Georgians
Abkhaz authorities introduce new document for non-citizens for the term of five years.
25 Apr.'17 12:17
Georgian, Estonian FMs Discuss Upcoming Brussels EaP Summit
Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser was on his official visit to Tbilisi on April 24.
24 Apr.'17 14:36
Georgia, Iran Mull Railway Connection
PM Giorgi Kvirikashvili paid a two-day official visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran on April 22-23.
23 Apr.'17 19:56
Hungary’s Viktor Orban visits Georgia
Hungarian Prime Minister aims to boost economic ties between two countries.
23 Apr.'17 18:02
South Ossetia’s New Leader Inaugurated
Anatoly Bibilov, former head of the local legislature, was inaugurated at a football stadium in Tskhinvali.
23 Apr.'17 16:45
Georgian, Ukrainian Foreign Ministers Speak of ‘Common’ EU Integration Agenda
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin traveled to Tbilisi on his first official visit to Georgia.
22 Apr.'17 19:44
Trade Unions, Socialist Groups Call for Lifting Tax Increase Restrictions
25 organizations issued a letter addressed to the Constitutional Reform Commission.
22 Apr.'17 14:48
Georgia in CoE Annual Report on Democracy
The Council of Europe Secretary General’s fourth annual report was released on April 20.
22 Apr.'17 12:13
NGOs Criticize Constitution Draft, Propose Further Debate
NGOs propose final debate, criticizing the draft constitution amendments.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2017, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
10