Landslide in Georgia: at least 11 dead
At least 11 people have died and 25 are still missing as a result of landslides and mudslides in the Georgian resort town of Shovi as President Salome Zourabichvili expressed her condolences to the families of the dead.
Zourabichvili called Georgians on August 4 to unite over a “great tragedy…to help those people overcome an unbearable period.
” Shovi, a mountain spa resort known for its mineral water, was hit by a landslide and mudslide on August 3 that destroyed infrastructure, bridges, and roads.
Drone footage of the landslide showed mud, tree trunks and other debris partly covering the lush green valley.
According to Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, dozens of people were still missing. The Interior Ministry said rescue operations were proceeding.