Two inmates died in a fire that broke out in the kitchen of the N17 Rustavi prison on October 14. The Special Penitentiary Service condoled to the families.
The two deceased inmates worked at the prison’s procurement department. Several people got smoke inhalation.
Six rescue and eleven firefighter crews were dispatched to suppress fire at the prison yesterday.
According to officials, the kitchen is distanced from the main prison population building. A probe into the cause of the fire is ongoing.