Death toll in Albanian Earthquake rises to 25


The death toll from Albania’s earthquake have risen to at least 25 after rescuers found three more bodies on Wednesday morning.

Emergency crews used drones, dogs and heavy machinery to search through the wreckage left by the country’s worst earthquake in decades.

The US Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.4 quake was centred 19 miles north-west of the capital, Tirana. The quake, which was felt along the Albanian coast, in the southern Italian region of Puglia, and across the Adriatic Sea.

No fewer than 250 aftershocks, two of them magnitude 5 then shook the Balkan country, testing strained nerves.

The Albanian government has declared a day of national mourning, with flags on official buildings flying at half-mast.


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