A man rows in a rubber boat at flooded area in the centre of Tbilisi, Georgia
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State of emergency declared in Georgia

The authorities in Georgia have declared a state of emergency and sent troops into the capital, Tbilisi, after severe flooding.

At least five people have been killed and dozens injured after the river running through the city burst its banks following prolonged heavy rain.

There have also been landslides in surrounding areas, with reports of farm animals being swept away.

The BBC's Damien McGuinness reports from Tbilisi.

  • 13 May 2012