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March 4th announced a mourning day in Georgia2010-03-03 14:38
In the light of the blast in Tkibuli mine, resulted in death of 4 workers, March 4th is declared a mourning day in Georgia, said presidential spokesperson Manana Manjgaladze - Georgia Times correspondent.gt-en-newsitem-inside
‘The President of Georgia mourns over the accident in Tkibuli mine and expresses condolences to the families of the four killed miners - Mizon Oniani, Georgi Bregadze, Murman Kublashvili, Jumber Jishiashvili, ans also to all the personnel of the mine and Tkibuli residents. By the decision of the head of state the state will render aid to families of the deceased and injured," Manjgaladze said.
According to her information, the President ordered the due services to study the causes of the accident in detail.
The press speaker mentioned the mine worked with bigger load than even in Soviet times. She said everything was done for introduction of new technologies; update process was going on permanently. Manjgaladze added that all the measures for prevention of similar accidents in the future.
She noted that ob the President's order the PM was staying in Tkibuli, together with other government members studying the situation. He was also said to render aid to the aggrieved.