Flash Flood Ravages Georgian Capital
Georgian authorities say heavy rainfall and floods overnight left at least eight people dead and several others missing in the capital, Tbilisi. Heavy rains started late in the evening on June 13, turning the Vere River flowing through Tbilisi into a torrent that swept away dozens of buildings and cars, and damaged power lines. The city's zoo was also flooded, allowing tigers, lions, wolves, and other animals to escape. Three zoo workers were killed in the flooding.