At least 12 people have died and dozens injured as a result of fire in Georgia’s seaside town of Batumi.
Fire broke out at Leogrand Hotel in Batumi last evening. Fire-fighters from the western regions of Guria, Samegrelo and Imereti help to extinguish the fire.
Interior Ministry said hundreds of people have been evacuated from the hotel including the guests and local staff. Those with heavy injuries and intoxication have been sent to hospitals.
Investigation is currently underway to find out what has caused the fire.