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At least 12 dead in floods caused by torrential rains in Tbilisi

June 14, 2015, 16:50 UTC+3 TBILISI
June 15 has been declared a day of mourning over people killed in floods caused by torrential rains in the Georgian capital city Tbilisi
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TBILISI, June 14. /TASS/. At least 12 people died and 24 are reported missing in floods following hours-long torrential rains in the Georgian capital city of Tbilisi, Georgian Interior Minister Vakhtang Gomelauri said on Sunday.

June 15 has been declared a day of mourning over people killed in floods caused by torrential rains in the Georgian capital city Tbilisi, Prime Minister Irakly Garibashvili said on Sunday.

"Regrettably, there are human losses and on behalf of the government I would like to extend condolences to the families of those dead," he said. "In memory of those people, June 15 has been declared a day of mourning in Georgia,"

According to the Georgian interior ministry, at least 12 people died and 24 more are reported missing in Tbilisi’s biggest flood in the past 50 years. The floods were caused by hours-long torrential rains.

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