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13 dead and hundreds injured in Albania earthquake.

Latest update: 26/11/2019 - 08:37
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At least thirteen people have been killed and hundreds have been injured in a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck Albania in the early hours of Tuesday.

A four year old girl is among the victims. 

Over 300 people have been injured and 600 people have received medical assistance so far due to fractures and injuries.

Rescue missions are still underway in Thumanë as more people are still buried in the ruins of collapsed buildings.

Over three hundred armed forces and police have been deployed in rescue missions.

Kosovo's army forces are on the way to assist Albanian authorities in their rescue missions. 

Turkey's Red Crescent has already deployed humanitarian assistance for the country. 

Hospitals in the cities of Tirana, Durrës are facing a high flux of people who suffered from injuries. 

Prime minister Edi Rama, took to social media to say that authorities are working hard to save every possible life. 

President Ilir Meta urged authorities to do everything in their power to save the lives of the people stuck in ruins. 

Albania's neighbor countries have expressed their solidarity with Albania.

"Our thoughts and solidarity are with the Albanian people in these difficult moments," former Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras said today.

Italian prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, said that help for Albania is on the way.

Kosovo's president Hashim Thaçi and acting prime minister Ramush Haradinaj, have also agreed to send help in terms of human resources to Albania. 

Foreign minister of North Macedonia, Nikola Dimitrov took to Twitter to offer help for Albanian authorities. 

President of European Parliament, David Sassoli said that "Europe is standing in solidarity with Albania."

US. Embassy in Tirana took to Twitter to send "its deepest condolences to all the families and communities affected by today’s earthquake."

"The EU stands in solidarity with Albania & is ready to offer assistance, including through the Union Civil Protection Mechanism," said High Representative Federica Mogherini.

Schools have been closed, while citizens are still reluctant to go home because of ongoing aftershocks.