Foreign dignitaries send condolences to Georgia for residential building collapse killing nine

  • People laid flowers and lit candles close to the site where the tragic collapse of the residential building in the Georgian seaside town of Batumi killed nine, including three minors. Photo: Red Cross Georgia/Twitter, 10 Oct 2021 - 15:07, Tbilisi,Georgia

Foreign dignitaries send condolences to Georgia for the tragic collapse of a residential building in the Georgian Black Sea town of Batumi on October 8 causing the death of nine.

The Apostolic Nunciature of Pope Francis 'joins in thoughts and prayers to those of the whole of Georgia for the eternal rest of the victims of the Batumi tragedy, for survivors that they may find comfort in their faith, and in gratitude to all who assist':

President of Montenegro Milo Dukanovic has sent his 'sincere condolences' to his Georgian counterpart Salome Zurabishvili:

Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has also joined in other leaders:

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba is also 'deeply saddened' by news of a building collapse in Batumi:

Lithuania stands with Georgia in grief as well:

Foreign ambassadors to Georgia have also expressed their sorrow for the tragic incident in Batumi.

European Union Ambassador to Georgia Carl Hartzell:

Ambassador of Romania Razvan Rotundu:

Ambassador of Israel Ran Gidor:

Ambassador of France Diego Colas:

Ambassador of Norway Helen Sand Andresen:

Ambassador of the Netherlands Maaike Van Koldam:

The Georgian foreign ministry is grateful for the international support and solidarity:

A total of nine people, including three minors, have died following the collapse. Three individuals have been detained for the illegal construction works in the building leading to its eventual collapse.  

Flags on all government buildings in Georgia will be flying at half mast on Monday as October 11 has been declared a day of mourning.