In a written statement made by the Ministry of Interior, it was stated that the search and rescue operations started in the region after the landslide in Showi on 3 August are continuing.
In the statement, it was stated that the lifeless bodies of 17 people have been reached so far in the works supported by a search and rescue team of approximately 400 people, police and army members and supported by helicopters from the air.
It has been reported that there is still no news of the 19 missing persons.
Among the missing are children
“Unfortunately, there are children among the missing, 7 or 8 children,” Zurab Azarashvili, Minister of Displaced People in Occupied Areas, Labor, Health and Social Affairs told reporters. said.
National mourning was declared
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, who followed the work in Showi on-site, declared that “national mourning” was declared on 7 August due to the loss of life.