Prime Minister Zoran Zaev confirmed that an incident occurred in Labunista near Struga earlier this week, where a misplaced mine caused damage to houses and blanketed the village with dust.

With Economy Minister Bekteshi we met with the citizens and the member of Parliament from there and we are looking into several possible solutions. One would be to ask the quarry to operate at a greater distance from the village, or we could review their papers and environmental permits and look for violations which we could punish them for, Zaev said during the Parliament question time.

The limestone quarry was reportedly a nuisance for the villagers fro a while now, and two mining incidents were reported, including the most recent one, as causing damage to the village.