Tag: durres
Balkans 01.12.19 | 14:38

Durres Mayor resigns after comments on death toll spark outrage

Mayor of Durres Valbona Sako stated she was resigning today, after her comments last evening on the earthquake death toll in Durres sparked outrage. Sako wrote on Faceebok: “Hurt by the strong negative reactions to a statement I made under stress that exceeds my strength, I resign from the duty of...

Macedonia 29.11.19 | 21:21

Ohrid hotels open their doors and offer free accommodation for Durres people

Fear, panic and insecurity among Albanian people after the deadly earthquake. Since tremors continue to be felt in the country following the devastating earthquake, families are massively displaced, fearing to stay in their homes, reports Sitel. Some of the Ohrid hotels, villas and private apartments...

Balkans 26.11.19 | 17:03

The tremors continue – another five degree quake hits Albania

Another earthquake, measuring five degrees on the Richter scale, hit Albania at cape Rodon. Although the quake was centered at sea, there is no tsunami threat reported. At least 16 people were killed in the strongest of the earthquakes which hit near the port city of Durres overnight and some 600 are...

Balkans 26.11.19 | 10:26

What Durres looks like after the devastating earthquake (VIDEO)

At least six people have been killed and 300 injured in a strong earthquake that shook Albania early on Tuesday and collapsed buildings. With rescue operations ongoing and reports of injured people being pulled from collapsed buildings, the ministry confirmed that there have been three deaths in Durres,...

Macedonia 28.10.19 | 09:51

Macedonian politicians among those who illegally purchased seaside properties in Albania

Albanian prosecutors filed charges against two dozen cadastre officials who were involved in illegal sale of publicly owned land in the bay of Lalzit, north of its main port city Durres. Local media report that politicians from Macedonia are among the powerful people who purchased land in the bay. Prosecutors...