Death toll rises to 13 after the powerful earthquake in Albania

Earthquake west of Tirana, is measured to 6.4, and can be reported on the destruction and victims in several cities. the death toll after a powerful earthquak

Death toll rises to 13 after the powerful earthquake in Albania

Earthquake west of Tirana, is measured to 6.4, and can be reported on the destruction and victims in several cities.

the death toll after a powerful earthquake in Albania on Tuesday afternoon has risen to 13.

It illuminates the country's defence ministry, according to AFP news agency.

According to the US Geological Survey the quake early Thursday morning, a calculated strength of 6.4. It is the worst earthquake in Albania for more than 30 years.

the Earthquake followed by an aftershock, which was measured to be 5.5. A few hours later was Sarajevo, Bosnia, a good 300 kilometers further north, an earthquake hit. It is measured to 5.4.

the Earthquake in Albania had its center 30 kilometers west of the capital Tirana, relatively close to the surface - in the 10 km depth.

- Everything in the home was falling down, tell Refik, who lives in a six storey property in Tirana.

Two women were found dead under the rubble of a collapsed house in the northern village of Thumane.

A man died when he panicked and jumped out of a collapsed block of flats in the city of Kurbin.

Two spokespersons from the government grants, that the greatest harm is done in the city of Durrës, on the Adriatic sea coastline. Here it shows video footage a number of buildings, there is a crash together. Three of the dead are dug out of the ruins.

the Shaking had terrified citizens in Tirana for to escape out on the streets in the middle of the night.

Firefighters and units from the army helps residents who are trapped under rubble, says a spokesman from the defense.

In several areas of the capital there was the blackout after the quake.

It is the second time in two months that Albania is affected by a major earthquake.

The 21. september housing became totally or partially destroyed by an earthquake with a calculated strength of 5.4.

Albania is, according to Eurostat, the poorest country in Europe with an average income of under one-third of the average in the EU.

/ritzau/Reuters

Updated Date: 26 November 2019, 13:00

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