Albania earthquake: at least 16 dead and hundreds injured

Magnitude 6.4 quake strikes at shallow depth, bringing down buildings in Tirana and nearby At least 16 people have died and 600 people have been injured after a powerful earthquake hit Albania in the early hours of Tuesday, causing damage along the countrys Adriatic coastline and in the capital, Tirana. Several buildings collapsed, burying residents in the rubble. The 6.4-magnitude quake struck shortly before 4am local time (0300 GMT), the US Geological Survey said, and was the second powerful tremor to hit the region in two months. It was centred…

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