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At least 14 people killed,
600 injured in Albania earthquake

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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk, 11/26/2019 7:12:47 AM

Rescue crews used excavators to search for survivors trapped in toppled apartment buildings Tuesday after a powerful pre-dawn earthquake in Albania killed at least 14 people and injured more than 600. The 6.4 magnitude quake was felt across the southern Balkans and was followed by multiple aftershocks. In nearby Bosnia, another temblor with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 struck southeast of the capital and rattled Sarajevo. There were no immediate reports of casualties and only minor damage in that earthquake. The quake in Albania collapsed at least three apartment buildings while people slept, and rescue crews were working to free people believed trapped.

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In a country, probably with no real building codes, lives get lost when earthquakes hit.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: mobyclik 11/26/2019 7:43:33 AM (No. 245888)
Trumps fault.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: GO3 11/26/2019 9:17:06 AM (No. 245998)
OP is right. When I was in Bosnia I saw two - three story buildings under construction with cleaned up tree trunks supporting the higher levels while the builders were completing the building. Amazing.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: NorthernDog 11/26/2019 10:24:32 AM (No. 246078)
I wonder if the buildings were Soviet-era construction. Albania has been slow to recover from 50 years of Communist rule.
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