Button 50 is dead and 5,000 displaced after the earthquake in Albania

In Albania, the strongest earthquake in several decades razed houses to the ground. Friday's death toll was revised upwards. In Albania, the death toll after

Button 50 is dead and 5,000 displaced after the earthquake in Albania

In Albania, the strongest earthquake in several decades razed houses to the ground. Friday's death toll was revised upwards.

In Albania, the death toll after a large earthquake on Tuesday has risen to 49, while more than 5000 have had to leave their home.

It illuminates the country's prime minister, Edi Rama.

the Earthquake, which was measured to a strength of 6.4, shook large parts of Albania, on Tuesday morning.

This meant that many families were sleeping when their houses collapsed.

- We are all concerned and affected by the tragedy, says prime minister Edi Rama.

the Earthquake has caused the greatest damage at the coast of the Adriatic sea. The ports Durrés and Thumane are particularly hard hit.

Here are several of people found under the rubble from collapsed houses, hotels and apartment complexes.

Relatives since Tuesday's tragedy to be able to see how rescue teams have recovered several corpses out of the ruins.

About 45 people have been rescued out of the rubble alive.

In the cities Durrés and Thumane are around 2000 people have been accommodated in hotels and other places. Either because their homes have been smashed or because of the hundreds of aftershocks that have made it unsafe to reside in their own home.

In the capital, Tirana, has about 3500 people abandoned their homes and moved to shelters or modtagecentre. Others are moved to go to family members for fear of new quakes, informs Edi Rama.

There is not recorded any deaths in Tirana in connection with the earthquake. But about 70 buildings and 250 homes have been damaged, says the prime minister.

The coming time, experts assess the risk of the damaged buildings crashing together.

- the Situation with the damaged buildings is just as dangerous as on the first day, says defence minister Olta Xhacka. She therefore calls on the people to leave the houses that have been damaged in the earthquake.

/ritzau/AFP

Updated Date: 30 November 2019, 02:00

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