11 Killed and More than 300 Injured as 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hit Albania

11 Killed and More than 300 Injured as 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hit Albania

At least 11 individuals have been killed, a few more are missing and hundreds have been harmed after an earthquake struck Albania on Tuesday,

The earthquake, which had a measure of 6.4 magnitudes, hit the European country at an estimated depth of 20 kilometers (12 miles) early Tuesday local time, as indicated by the United States Geological Survey.

The epicenter was in the port city of Durres, around 13 miles from the capital Tirana. Social networking recordings from the zone show a few buildings have fallen.

Four people killed in Durres, a representative for the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama revealed. Another two died in Thumane, one individual died after jumping from a building in panic in Kurbin, and another, unfortunately, was killed while driving on a severely harmed street in Lezhe, the representative revealed.

Rama said nearby nations, including Italy and Greece, have been helping Albania with the recuperation activity, while other European leaders have additionally offered their help.

Schools have been shut in three urban areas – Durres, Lezhe, and Tirana – until further notice.

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