Massive earthquake hits Albania: at Least three dead

In the capital, Tirana, fled people out on the streets, when an earthquake shook buildings on the night of Tuesday. Albania is on the night of Tuesday have be

Massive earthquake hits Albania: at Least three dead

In the capital, Tirana, fled people out on the streets, when an earthquake shook buildings on the night of Tuesday.

Albania is on the night of Tuesday have been hit by one of the most violent earthquakes in the country in decades. According to the US Geological Survey the quake, a calculated strength of 6.4.

at Least three people have died in connection with the quake, notify the authorities in the country on Tuesday morning.

One of the three persons died when he panicked and jumped out of a building.

According to the news agency AP is at least 150 people have been injured.

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

the Quake had its epicentrum 30 kilometres west of Tirana.

Two spokespersons from the government grants, that the greatest harm is done in the city of Durrës, on the Adriatic sea coastline.

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

A video posted on social media shows an apparently ruined building in the city of Durrës.

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

In Tirana, there was a strong aftershock on Tuesday morning have hit, communicate to an eyewitness, according to news agency Reuters.

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

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

the ministry of defense in Tirana stated in this connection that it was the strongest earthquake in Albania in 30 years.

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, 08:00

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