NY kids make it out of war-torn Georgia safely

NEW YORK (AP) -- Three New York youngsters are on their way home from visiting relatives in war-torn Georgia after missing a bombing by just hours.

The two girls, ages 13 and 19, and their 7-year-old brother are the children of Khatuna Baghaturia (kah-TUH'-nah bah-gah-tuh-REEH'-ah) who owns a Georgian restaurant in Brooklyn.

She says her children had to take a train from a small village in Georgia to the capital of Tbilisi. And she says the railroad tracks they rode on were destroyed by bombs just hours after their trip.

The children were on a flight Wednesday from Georgia to Turkey. After a stay in Turkey they are expected back in the New York City suburb of Nyack in about 10 days.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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