The government has set up financial compensations for families of the dead [Anadolu]

The search-and-rescue operation for earthquake survivors in Albania has ended, with the death toll standing at 51 and no more bodies believed to be in the ruins, Prime Minister Edi Rama said.

Rama said on Saturday that preliminary figures showed more than 1,465 buildings in the capital, Tirana, and about 900 in nearby Durres were seriously damaged in Tuesday’s 6.4-magnitude pre-dawn quake. About 2,000 people were injured.


There have been more than 500 aftershocks, some with a magnitude of more than 5, rocking already damaged buildings and terrifying residents.

A 20-year-old woman, in coma after she was injured by a falling brick while leaving her apartment in Tirana, died, the health ministry said

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