Deadly fire days before Georgian beauty pageant

Flames erupted Friday night at a hotel in the resort town of Batumi, Georgia killing 11 and injuring 21. 47 Israelis were staying at the hotel at the time of the deadly fire, one of whom was slightly injured from smoke inhalation. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

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Eleven people were killed and twenty-one were injured when a fire broke out at a hotel in the resort town of Batumi in Georgia on Friday night. Forty-seven Israelis were reportedly vacationing there at the time and one was slightly injured from inhaling the smoke. "My son died, he was in the sauna and he died," said a bereaved father at the scene.

The cause of the fire that broke out at the Leogrand Hotel Casino on the Black Sea is still unknown. One hundred guests managed to escape the flames, among them the forty seven Israelis.

The hotel was set to host the Miss Georgia beauty contest tomorrow (Sunday) and all twenty contestants who were staying at the hotel managed to escape unharmed. According to ​​the Georgian prime minister’s Facebook page, state flags will be lowered throughout the country and November 27th has been declared a day of mourning.



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