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Albania: Rescue teams and dogs continue search for quake survivors in Durres02:25

Albania: Rescue teams and dogs continue search for quake survivors in Durres

Albania, Durres
November 27, 2019 at 21:23 GMT +00:00 · Published

Rescue teams and dogs continued their operations in search of survivors into the night in the earthquake-hit city of Durres on Wednesday.

Footage taken from the port city shows destroyed building and cars, as different rescue teams, and a Turkish rescue dog squad, work amid the rubble and ruins. Various groups of people carrying their belongings from the damaged houses can also be spotted.

At least 25 people died and 650 more were injured in the strongest earthquake to hit Albania in decades on Tuesday.

The epicentre of the earthquake was near the town of Thumane, north of Durres and Tirana. The quake struck shortly before 04:00 am local time (03:00 GMT) and could be felt in the surrounding countries. Several aftershocks were also reported.

Albania: Rescue teams and dogs continue search for quake survivors in Durres02:25
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Rescue teams and dogs continued their operations in search of survivors into the night in the earthquake-hit city of Durres on Wednesday.

Footage taken from the port city shows destroyed building and cars, as different rescue teams, and a Turkish rescue dog squad, work amid the rubble and ruins. Various groups of people carrying their belongings from the damaged houses can also be spotted.

At least 25 people died and 650 more were injured in the strongest earthquake to hit Albania in decades on Tuesday.

The epicentre of the earthquake was near the town of Thumane, north of Durres and Tirana. The quake struck shortly before 04:00 am local time (03:00 GMT) and could be felt in the surrounding countries. Several aftershocks were also reported.

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