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Five Dead, Five Missing After Major Flood in Georgia’s Capital

A heavy rainstorm hit Tbilisi on Saturday evening, damaging power lines and causing multiple roads and buildings to collapse. Georgian authorities set up an emergencies headquarters to deal with the aftermath of the flooding.

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TBILISI (Sputnik) – Five people were killed and at least five are missing after heavy rains caused major flooding in Georgia’s capital, the country’s Minister of Internal Affairs Vakhtang Gomelauri said.

Three women are among those missing, Gomelauri told journalists on Sunday.

A heavy rainstorm hit Tbilisi on Saturday evening, damaging power lines and causing multiple roads and buildings to collapse as floodwaters rushed through the capital. A city zoo and buildings adjacent to the Mtkvari River were flooded.

The zoo’s administration told reporters on Sunday that three of its staff members were missing.

Georgian authorities set up an emergencies headquarters to deal with the aftermath of the flooding.

At least eight people were injured as a result of landslides in Tbilisi suburbs.

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