The victims of the fire at the hotel in Batumi became a citizen of Iran and the citizens of Georgia

© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina to Chesnokova in fotobabble. Georgia. Archival photoThe victims of the fire at the hotel in Batumi became a citizen of Iran and the citizens of Georgia© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina to Tecnocovering the image Bank

The victims of the fire in Batumi hotel were ten citizens of Georgia and one citizen of Iran, said on the night of Saturday, the Ministry of internal Affairs of Georgia.

A fire in the hotel «Leogrand» appeared in Friday evening, victims were 11 people. According to the Georgian channel one, he began in Spa, where the participants of the contest «Miss Georgia». They were all evacuated and were not injured. According to the interior Ministry, the Prosecutor’s office launched an investigation, previously the main cause of death is considered a failure to comply with safety regulations: the building was not a fire escape.

«Eleven people, among them ten Georgian citizens and one Iranian national, died in the hotel «Leogrand» in Batumi,» — said the Ministry in a statement published on its website.

The Minister of internal Affairs George Gakharia said earlier about the initiation of proceedings under article «violation of fire safety rules, entailed death of two and more persons» which provides imprisonment for the term from 5 to 8 years. He promised to punish those responsible to the fullest extent of the law.

«Was only a smoke-filled hallway, stairway, and people were blocked on the seventh floor. I want to thank the rescuers, as through their courageous actions, we were able to remove people from the seventh floor. I also want to thank the port of Batumi for the equipment that helped us to save people. Now we can say that those 100 people,» said Gajaria reporters.

The President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili expressed his condolences and thanked rescue workers. «With all my heart I Express my condolences to the families and friends of those killed and wish a speedy recovery to all the injured. Thank you rescuers-firemen, all who at great risk could save lives. I hope that the investigation in the shortest terms will establish the cause of the fire,» — said in a statement.

All were hospitalized 21 people, three of them already discharged. Among the victims were one fire.

The Agency adds that in extinguishing the fire was attended by 17 fire-fighting and rescue teams, more than 120 rescuers, about 200 employees of the patrol police.

The victims of the fire at the hotel in Batumi became a citizen of Iran and the citizens of Georgia

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