Earthquake to the west of the capital Tirana, is measured at 6.4. There are some reports of 21 deaths.
the death toll after a powerful earthquake in Albania on Tuesday afternoon has risen to 21.
It informs the authorities of the country.
According to the US Geological Survey the quake early Tuesday 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. On Tuesday night, there are no reports of injuries here.
the Earthquake in Albania had its center 30 kilometers west of the capital Tirana, relatively close to the surface - in the ten of kilometers.
- Everything in the home was falling down, tell Refik, who lives in a contact property in Tirana.
Seven people are found dead under the rubble of a collapsed house in the northern village of Thumane, including a mother and her son.
Among the survivors, 48-year-old Marjana Gjoka and three family members.
- the Roof crashed down Kolaybet over the heads of us, and I have no idea how we got out. God helped us, she says.
In the city of Kurbin died a man, when he panicked and jumped out of a collapsed block of flats.
Spokespeople 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. 13 dead and 44 survivors are dug out of the ruins, it shall notify the ministry of defence
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.
/ritzau/ReutersDate Of Update: 27 November 2019, 02:00