The Ministry of Internal Affairs has issued a special statement on the collapsed building in Batumi:
"According to initial information, the entrance of the residential building collapsed. Upon arrival at the scene, firefighters evacuated the population from the neighboring flats of the collapsed entrance, as well as from cars parked in the rubble.
At the moment, the area is being cleared of rubble, and active search and rescue operations are underway. An investigation has been launched into the destruction, the information about the injured is being clarified," the Ministry of Internal Affairs reveals.