During a government meeting Prime Minister Rama proclaimed a state of national emergency.
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Search operations, interrupted after the last shock, have resumed regularly.
Due to the new tremors (the latest in 5.3 magnitude at 15.45), search and rescue operations have been suspended for the moment.
A few minutes ago in Albania there was a new shock that is assumed to be of about 5.4 magnitude. At the moment there is no damage. Other updates will follow. The epicenter would be in the Adriatic Sea with depths of around 2 kilometers. The quake was also felt in Vlora and Korçë.
The number of victims of the strong earthquake that hit Albania on November 31 rose to 26. The research of more than 20 scattered people continues, most of them in the areas of Thumanë and Kënetë. Until now, 31 victims are confirmed by family members, while for the police the victims are currently 26 (as some of them have not yet been identified).
After the rescue and rescue operations experts, Italy also sent a team of doctors to Albania, which landed in Rinas a short while ago together with specific medical equipment for emergency cases.
To help the Albanian rescue teams, Italian civil protection teams arrived - about 200 people - with vehicles from the fire brigade.
In Durazzo, among the rubble, a lifeless and unidentified body was recovered. In Durres research continues in what remains of the Miramare and Tropikal hotels.
Research operations continue in Thumanë, one of the areas most affected by the earthquake. Until now, between Thumanë and Durazzo, 45 people have been saved. Thumanë is suspected of having at least five other people under the rubble.
The November 27 was proclaimed a national day of mourning. Rama justified his decision to proclaim this only today (and not three days) since the 28 and the November 29 are national holidays in Albania.
Meanwhile, research is resumed and we continue to dig under the rubble in search of survivors. There are twenty-seven confirmed victims.
The confirmed victims are 23. Two of the earthquake survivors didn't make it: a boy, who had been extracted alive after 17 hours under the rubble, and a woman, who had seen her daughter die in the collapsed house and where she herself was injured. A few hours later she also died.
Today 27 November was proclaimed national day of mourning in Albania in memory of the victims of the strong earthquake that struck the country last night. Prime Minister Edi Rama announced this during a visit to the wounded still hospitalized in one of the hospitals in Tirana.