Strong Earthquake Hits Albania

Albania is having a hard time now. A 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit the European nation at an approximate depth of 20 kilometers (12 miles) early Tuesday local time, according to the United States Geological Survey.


The strong quake left panic and destruction. People killed, hundreds injured, and several more are missing.

The health ministry had earlier confirmed that at least 325 people were injured in the quake, and the Prime Minister’s office has said that several people are still missing.

The epicenter was in the port city of Durres, about 13 miles from the capital Tirana. Social media videos from the area show several buildings have collapsed.

A spokesperson for the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama told CNN that Four victims died in Durres. Another two died in Thumane, one person died after jumping from a building in panic in Kurbin, and another victim died while driving on a badly damaged road in Lezhe.

Nearby countries, among them, Italy and Greece,and some European leaders have offered their assistance to Albania, said Rama.

Source: CNN 


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