A landslide on August 3 in the mountain resort town of Shovi in Georgia has killed up to 19 people as of Tuesday, August 9 and dozens more are missing. More than 200 people were evacuated from the area, located at the confluence of two rivers. Drone footage showed mud, trees and other debris covering the town. A geologist from Georgia’s National Environmental Agency said the landslide was caused by heavy rainfall and intensified melting of two glaciers into the at the headwaters of the river.

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Satellite image of Shovi, Georgia taken on August 8, 2023.

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