Number of injured in Tbilisi metro increases (VIDEO)

 Number of injured in Tbilisi metro increases (VIDEO)

The number of injured in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi this morning as the ceiling caved in at Varketili metro station increased to eleven people.

Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze said the treatment of those injured will be covered by the state, while the company responsible for the repair works will be severely punished.

Special attention will be paid to the construction works, [and] their quality… I will be very strict”, Kaladze said, stressing that all the other works this company has carried out will also be inspected.

Healthcare Minister Davit Sergeenko visited those injured this morning, including a police officer who was injured while attempting to save others, Agenda.ge reported.

The metro station has been temporarily closed for safety reasons. Emergency, fire brigade and police are mobilized at the entrance of the station.

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