A collapsed building in Thumane. Photo: Atdhe Mulla.

In photos: rescue efforts continue in Albania

Rescue operations continue into their second day following the magnitude 6.4 earthquake in Albania on Tuesday, with search teams from neighboring countries aiding Albania in its efforts to recover residents that are still missing.

Rescue operations continued deep into the night on Wednesday after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Albania in the early hours of Tuesday morning. 

A report from media site Shqiptarja stated that at 12:00 on Wednesday, 31 people have been killed and nearly 700 are reported to have been treated for injuries in hospital.

A state of emergency has been declared in Albania, and Wednesday, November 27 has been declared an official day of mourning in both Albania and Kosovo.

There are six locations in the city of Durres where different emergency service units from Albania and neighboring countries are removing wreckage in search of survivors, with special focus on Thumane and the surrounding area.

Hundreds of people are being sheltered in tents near the Niko Dovana football stadium in Durres.

27/11/2019 - 13:00

27 November 2019 - 13:00

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