About Events – A fun day for children affected by the Tbilisi Flood

Forty children affected by the recent deadly flood in Tbilisi were treated to rides in Mushtaidi Park (Georgian: მუშტაიდის პარკი) in Tbilisi. The flood that took place on the evening of June 13 swept away houses and caused considerable damage to the Vake and Saburtalo neighborhoods. Nineteen people are known to have died.

Children affected by the deadly flood in Tbilisi were treated to rides at Mushtaidi Park

Children affected by the deadly flood in Tbilisi were treated to rides at Mushtaidi Park

Tbilisi City Hall and “Geo Gold” sponsored the event, enabling children affected by the disaster with an opportunity to have some fun.

Children affected by the deadly flood in Tbilisi were treated to rides at Mushtaidi Park

Children affected by the deadly flood in Tbilisi were treated to rides at Mushtaidi Park

The event coincided with the 80-year anniversary of the world’s first Children’s Railway, which opened in Mushtaidi Park in 1935. The railway was operated by schoolchildren aged 9-15 years old who drove trains, and worked as traffic controllers, guards and conductors.

Children affected by the deadly flood in Tbilisi enjoy the railway in Mushtaidi Park

Children affected by the deadly flood in Tbilisi enjoy the railway in Mushtaidi Park

One of the original steam locomotives is displayed in the park.

A steam locomtive from the world's first Childrens Railway at Mushtaidi Park

A steam locomotive from the world’s first Childrens Railway at Mushtaidi Park

Ferris wheel at Mushtaidi Park

Ferris wheel at Mushtaidi Park

Children affected by the deadly flood in Tbilisi were treated to rides at Mushtaidi Park

Children affected by the deadly flood in Tbilisi were treated to rides at Mushtaidi Park

Children affected by the deadly flood in Tbilisi were treated to rides at Mushtaidi Park

Children affected by the deadly flood in Tbilisi were treated to rides at Mushtaidi Park

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