Citizens pull kid out of car under rubble of collapsed condo bldg in Batumi
12:25, 08 October 2021
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Part of a five-story apartment building collapsed in the Georgian resort city of Batumi located on May 26 street, local news agency Batumelebi reported on Friday.
The reason caused the collapse is still unknown. Ambulance crews, firefighters, and rescuers have been working at the scene. Police have secured the spot. Special equipment was mobilized.
According to local media, residents help rescuers clean up the rubble. A child of about 6-7 years old was saved from the car buried under a pile of debris, which was parked close to the partially collapsed building. Georgian citizens had to move the part of a condo wall by hand to reach the kid who was alive and taken to the hospital. Later he kid's mother was also taken out of the same vehicle.
At least ten cars remain blocked under the wrecks, media said.