Georgia fire: Black Sea resort hotel blaze leaves 11 dead

Kristopher Drake
November 26, 2017

TBILISI, DFWatch-11 people are confirmed dead, and an unknown number injured in a massive fire Friday night at a five-star hotel in Batumi which is hosting the Miss Georgia contest.

"Twelve people died of poisoning from carbon monoxide" in the fire at the Leogrand hotel, a hotel of 22 floors, has declared to the press, the regional minister of Health, Zaal Mikeladze.

Most of the guests being treated for injuries are said to be Turkish and Israeli.

Earlier, officials said 12 people had died.

The statement also said that those injured were taken to hospital in a stable condition.

Leogrand Hotel is now hosting this year's Miss Georgia contest, but organizers said none of the contestants were injured in fire.

According to the country's regional interior ministry, a total of 16 fire engines and over 100 firefighters battled the blaze for hours.

Georgian Interior Ministry announced that the victims were 10 Georgian nationals and an Iranian man. Officials said all the 20 contestants, who were reportedly staying in the hotel, were safe, the BBC reported.

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