Rescuers try to retrieve tourists from Truso Gorge during river flood

  • Gudauri today. Photo: Mariam Archvadze., 9 Aug 2018 - 18:07, Tbilisi,Georgia

 Georgian rescuers are trying to take tourists out of the Truso Gorge, in the eastern mountainous part of Georgia, after flooding of the Tergi river and a landslide on the road leading to Gudauri.

Gudauri also saw snow and hail today. 

Video: Oleg Gritskevich. 

Kazbegi Mayor Aleksandre Zagashvili said that tourists are with 10 cars in the village and they are unable to leave the territory because of debris on the road and the damage of a bridge. 

Their lives are not at risk. The emergency staff is at the scene, cleaning the road,” he said. 

The by-pass road to the village Gergeti is also closed.

The Emergency Management Service staff is working at the scene to clean the closed roads.

Flooding of the river Aragvi also caused problems in Mleta village of Dusheti municipality.

The river flooded several houses and agricultural lands.

Heavy rain started in the mountainous region at midnight of August 9.