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Devastating Flood in Georgia: Death Toll at Least 8, Buildings Collapse

The death toll from the flooding in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi has reached at least eight people, the city’s Mayor David Narmania said Sunday.

TBILISI  — 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.

Search and rescue operations continue. As of now, according to official figures, eight people have been killed, three more are been searched for,” Narmania told journalists.

Tbilisi’s electricity distribution company has said in a statement that the flooding led to power supply being cut off to around 22,000 of its customers in the capital.

Authorities set up an emergency operations headquarters to deal with the aftermath of the flooding