Eleven people were killed in Batumi during a fire in Leo Grand Hotel

  • Eleven people were killed in Batumi during a fire in Leo Grand Hotel

Tbilisi: 11 people were killed during a fire in the hotel "Leo Grand" in Batumi, 21 medical aid was needed, three of them had already left the clinic.

The fire broke out at the hotel on November 24, around 8:00 pm. According to preliminary information, the fire spread from the spa. Firefighters-rescuers evacuated more than 100 people from the building. Firefighters from Adjara, Imereti, Guria and Samegrelo were mobilized on the site.

Minister of Internal Affairs Giorgi Gakhariya and Georgian Deputy Health Minister Zaza Sopromadze arrived at the scene of the incident.

Because of the fire at the Leo Grand Hotel, the Prime Minister's plane from Brussels instead of Tbilisi landed directly in Batumi. Georgi Kvirikashvili on the spot, personally got acquainted with the situation.

Georgian President Georgi Margvelashvili expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and thanked the firefighters for their prompt work and expressed the hope that the investigation will soon determine the causes of the fire.

In connection with the fire in "Leo Grand", an investigation has been launched in accordance with Article 243 of Part III of the Criminal Code of Georgia. According to the Minister of the Interior, the investigation will be very strict and objective.

Identification of victims is currently under way. According to the statement of the Minister of Internal Affairs, according to preliminary information, among the dead are both Georgian and foreign citizens.

Five-star hotel Leo Grand, in which there was a fire, is one of the most luxurious in Batumi. It opened in 2015 in the port area. According to the information of the press center of the government of Adjara, the construction of a 22-storey hotel for 182 rooms, with presidential apartments, conference rooms and a spa center cost $ 35 million.

Stay up to date with the latest news!
Subscribe to our Telegram channel