Over 50 killed by the earthquake in Albania; 5,200 homeless and 1,200 damaged dwellings

Over 50 killed by the earthquake in Albania; 5,200 homeless and 1,200 damaged dwellings
 Destroyed building in Thuama
 In Albania has risen to 50 the number of victims of a powerful earthquake striking the country on Tuesday, as search and rescue operations are heading to the bottom and Friday morning was being sought only under the rubble of a Durres hotel where it is suspected to be still a person's body. 

Durres is the city with the largest number of people who lost their lives - 25 victims. The earthquake struck, completely destroying two beachfront hotels, two palaces in the city and a three-story dwelling in the former Këneta area. While in Thumana, where searches were considered closed as of yesterday, there were 23 people who lost their lives under the rubble of two collapsed palaces.

Today the government also announced a first balance sheet of damages, which include over 1200 dwellings and affected palaces. According to Prime Minister Edi Rama in the Durres area, there are 701 damaged houses, 12 totally destroyed and 176 damaged buildings. While in Tirana, 15 houses are destroyed and 239 damaged, while 8 buildings are out of function and 61 damaged.

Destroyed building in Durrës
Over 5200 are homeless citizens of which 3480 in the Tirana region and 1760 in Durres and Thumana. Prime Minister Edi Rama said the tents will be closed today and all homeless people will be accommodated near the hotel structures with which the government has made arrangements.

Over 50 killed by the earthquake in Albania; 5,200 homeless and 1,200 damaged dwellings
Homeless people in Durrës
While two days ago the government declared a state of emergency in Tirana and Durres, today the city of Laçi was also included in the list due to the huge damages registered in this area. The day before, such a demand was demanded by Democratic leader Lulzim Basha. “I understand the opinion of the opposition leader that Laçi is included in this perimeter. In this case, we are in agreement with our concerns and ideas,” said the prime minister, who called on the opposition to join the Earthquake Reconstruction Committee.
Over 50 killed by the earthquake in Albania; 5,200 homeless and 1,200 damaged dwellings Over 50 killed by the earthquake in Albania; 5,200 homeless and 1,200 damaged dwellings Friday, November 29, 2019 Rating: 5
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