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Strong quake hits Albania: Death toll in quake rises to 6

26 November 2019  

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TIRANA: A magnitude-6.4 earthquake in Albania has killed at least six people, injured 150 and collapsed buildings.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 6.4 quake was centered 30 kilometers (19 miles) northwest of the capital, Tirana.

The quake was felt along the Albanian coast. Authorities reported scores of aftershocks and called on the people in the most affected areas to stay out of their homes.

Albania’s Defense Ministry Spokeswoman Albana Qehajaj says two bodies were taken out of a collapsed building in the western port city of Durres, 33 kilometers (20 miles) from the capital, Tirana.

In total three deaths were reported in Durres, two in the northern town of Thumane, and one in Kurbin.

Health Minister Ogerta Manastirliu said some 300 injured people have already been treated in Durres, Tirana and Thumane, with more arriving.

Publish Date : 26 November 2019 14:05 PM

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