Georgia declares October 11 as Day of Mourning
Georgia declares October 11 as Day of Mourning

Georgian government declared October 11 as Day of Mourning. Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili expressed deep concern over the tragedy in Batumi and condoled to the families and relatives of the victims. “Whole Georgia mourns over the tragedy,” PM said.

“The government will provide assistance to all victims and will strictly punish by the law those who are to be blamed,” PM Garibashvili said.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) detained three individuals within the ongoing investigation in Batumi residential building collapsing incident.

Part of a five-storey residential building on May 26 Street in Batumi collapsed on October 8. Neighbours said the building had a two-storey extension on top.

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