Tbilisi (GBC) - Temur Mgebrishvili, the Head of the Emergency Management Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia, on Wednesday said rescuers had recovered the body of a fourth individual in the western municipality of Baghdati in the Imereti region after a landslide that hit the village of Nergeti on Tuesday. 

Abundant overnight rainfall in the region caused the landslide, which covered four residential houses under a land mass, the Interior Ministry said.

The body said one survivor had been rescued, while search and rescue operations were still ongoing.

In his comments, Mgebrishvili said “intensive search and rescue” efforts were ongoing for five missing individuals, with 200 firefighters, rescuers and a group of canine professionals working in the affected area, noting additional equipment had been mobilised and about 70 percent of the area had been cleared.