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Fire burns 1,200 square meters at Sameba Cathedral in Tbilisi

by | Mar 21, 2016
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(Interpressnews.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–An area of more than 1,200 square meters was burnt at Sameba Cathedral in Tbilisi on Sunday after a fire started on the ground floor of the cathedral.

More than a hundred firefighters worked to extinguish the fire, which started at about 14:00 and lasted for several hours. The reason for the fire is still unknown, but it is suspected that it was caused by an electric malfunction.

No-one was injured. People were evacuated from Sameba, which is the third-tallest Eastern Orthodox cathedral in the world.

Both the head of the emergency service and the Tbilisi mayor were present at the scene.



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