Fallen Glass from Building Kills One, Leaves 5 Schoolchildren Injured

A tragic incident happened yesterday on Baratashvili Street in Tbilisi, when a large sheet of glass fell of a building and injured six teenagers on their way home from an excursion.

One schoolboy, 14, died at the hospital soon after being transported by ambulance, while the other five children are undergoing medical treatment in hospital.

Doctors say that Aslan Mammedov had severe head wounds, and surgery could not have saved his life. Doctors say the rest of the children are stable.

An investigation is underway under Article 124 of the Criminal Code of Georgia, which envisages causing moderate to severe damage to one’s health by negligence.

Yesterday evening, Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze arrived at the hospital where the children are undergoing treatment.

The Mayor said the building which the glass fell from was last rehabilitated in 2008.

“It is a very sad incident. I want to offer my condolences to the family of the deceased,” he stated.

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili commented on the incident on Facebook.

“I am very saddened by the incident. My condolences to Aslan Mammedov’s family,” the post reads.

Georgian Prime Minister, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, announced the mobilization of all relevant agencies in order to ensure transportation of the children abroad in case of necessity.

“In these grievous moments, I express my condolences and support to the parents, family, friends and teachers of the deceased. I am unable to express the pain I feel now,” he said.

By Thea Morrison

01 March 2018 07:39