At least nine people have been killed in a building collapse in the European country of Georgia.
The country’s police said five floors of the building collapsed on Friday, shattering several cars parked outside and crushing at least 15 people missing. News Anadolu.
Police have blamed unsafe repairs for the crash. Rescue workers have admitted some to the hospital.
Police said in a statement that three people had been arrested in connection with the demolition. They have been identified as the owners of an apartment downstairs.
Investigators say the entrance to a building collapsed as two men working on the owner’s orders violated security. If convicted, they could face up to two to 10 years in prison.
The building collapsed in Georgia’s second-largest city, Batumi, near the Turkish border in the southwest of the country. It is a port city.