Search for dead stop after the earthquake in Albania

Entire families were killed in the worst earthquake in decades in the impoverished european country, where 51 are dead. the Search of people killed after the

Search for dead stop after the earthquake in Albania

Entire families were killed in the worst earthquake in decades in the impoverished european country, where 51 are dead.

the Search of people killed after the earthquake in Albania is completed on Saturday. The death toll is at 51.

It illuminates the country's defense ministry on Saturday, writes the AFP news agency.

the rescue operation is over, says the prime minister of Albania, Edi Rama, with tears in his eyes, while he reads the victims names up at a ministerial council meeting.

the Earthquake had a strength of 6.4 and hit the on Tuesday, 30 kilometres west of the capital, Tirana.

It was the worst in the country in decades.

the Search was completed by the ruins of the destroyed hotel Mire Mare in the port city of Durrës.

The 51. fatal victim is a 20-year-old woman, who died Saturday of his injuries, after she was hit in the head by falling debris in Tirana. It was the only deaths in the capital.

the Vast majority of was killed in Durrës is Albania's second largest city, and in the neighboring town Thumanë.

Here died eight from the same family, including four children. Only one family member survived, the 19-year-old Rame Lala, after the family fireetagershus crashed together.

Rame Lala was found in the rubble on Thursday and was transported to a hospital in Italy with serious injuries.

In the rubble took rescue workers also the body of Marjeta Lala with her three children aged two to six years in her arms.

The eight members of the family coffins were placed in the city's palace of culture Saturday to a public funeral of the family. Here came thousands of citizens, as well as the country's president, Ilir Meta, in the past, and mourned.

- A few books, a doll and a sweater that we found in the ruins, is the only reminder we have left, says the 50-year-old neighbor of the family Fatmira to the AFP news agency.

- It is impossible to find words for this horrible tragedy, says Ilir Meta to the funeral.

in Addition to those killed, over 900 injured in the earthquake. 41 of them are still admitted in hospitals.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 01 December 2019, 08:00

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