Albania death toll reaches 27 in quake aftermath

  • 13:26 27 November 2019

Albania death toll reaches 27 in quake aftermath

The death toll from a powerful earthquake in Albania has risen to 27 overnight as local and international rescue crews continue to search collapsed buildings for survivors, ONA reports citing RTK Live.

Authorities said four more people had been confirmed dead early Wednesday, while more than 600 people were injured in the magnitude 6.4 quake that struck the country’s coastal cities.

In Durres, Albania’s second-largest city, on the Adriatic Sea, residents slept in tents and cars and at a soccer stadium as powerful aftershocks from the earthquake continued.

Flags are flying at half-staff on public buildings around the country as Albania observes a national day of mourning.