The building is owned by businessman and former prime minister of Abkhazia Beslan Butba
Sukhum’s largest trade centre was badly damaged today in a massive fire that took several hours and the concerted effort of several firefighting brigades to extinguish. Luckily, no one was hurt.
“A total of 200 square meters have burnt down,” chief of Abkhazia’s firefighting and rescue service Satbei Gindia said. The damaged premises include, among others, a shop, a café and kids entertainment facilities. The trade centre belongs to a well-known local businessman and politician Beslan Butba. Experts are now looking into what may have caused the fire.