Embassies React to Flood Tragedy

Both the US and UK embassies have issued announcements regarding the recent tragedy in the capital of Georgia, offering their sincerest condolences to the friends and families of the deceased.

"The United States wishes to express its condolences to all those in Tbilisi who have suffered as a result of the devastating flooding over the past 24 hours. We mourn the loss of 12 lives. Ambassador Norland and Mayor Narmania spoke this afternoon. The Ambassador affirmed our readiness to assist the government and people as they mourn the dead, treat the injured, and assess the extensive losses and damage caused by this natural disaster," read the statement issued by the US Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia.

"Devastated to hear about the tragedy that happened in Tbilisi overnight. My heart goes out to the families and close ones of those who lost their lives during the disaster. We are following the developments closely. Local authorities are working hard and rescue and post-disaster operations are underway. I have spoken to Georgian authorities, namely the Head of the State Security and Crisis Management Council and the Foreign Minister and offered my condolences and asked how we can help. As far as I am aware there were no British Nationals affected by the disaster. However, we are monitoring the situation closely and keeping in touch with relevant government agencies," stated the British Ambassador, HE Alexandra Hall Hall.


14 June 2015 21:48