A serious accident occurred a few minutes ago in Himara (Southern Riviera, Albania). A bus with 50 University studentsAleksander Xhuvani"Of the city of Elbasan, fell into a ravine on the Saranda-Himara axis after a flight of about 100 meters.Insights
On-site relief and police forces are arriving. There are victims among the boys: according to unacknowledged rumors there is talk of at least 8 dead and numerous wounded under the bus carcass.
We will follow the story hour after hour to inform you about the incident and the rescue operations (continuously updated).0re 17.30: the number of dead rose to 11. The wounded are taken to the Military Hospital of Tirana. Several helicopters to Himara at the accident site. So far, injured 25 have been rescued and taken to the hospital.
17 hours. 45: Official news from the State Police: 11 dead. Third year of the Faculty of Languages and Literature of Elbasan.
18.00 hours: The students - according to unofficial sources - all come from the municipality of Mollas, near Elbasan (Central Albania). The bus driver, Pellumb Cela, also lost his life in the accident.18.15: Two girls among the wounded are in very serious condition. They have just arrived by helicopter at the Military Hospital of Tirana18.21: Towards the site of the accident Jozefina Topalli, president of the Albanian parliament. first came the Minister of the Interior, Bujar Nishani and Head of the State Police, Hysni Burgaj.18.30: The daily Shekulli reports the names of the students on the bus: Adisa Çela, Aida Gjika, Alba Deda, Anisa Rusi, Anisa Hysa, Antoneta Saçe, Arta Ballabani, Aurora Molla, Desian Dani, Desiana Xheneti, Blerina Çereni, Denisa Guzi, Desilda Bytyçi, Doriana Kumria, Dorina Stafa, Elidoda Gjinaj, Elsa Daka, Elsa Shtylla, Eralda Bajrami, Eranda Baloshi, Eranda Bardho, Erjola Xhoi, Klejda Kela, Mirsie Biba, Oneda Kushi, Denisa Paja, Erdita Ortingari, Eriselda Gubere, Eriselda Çoku, Erjana Gështenja , Ermira Mana, Fabjola Shehi, Florie Peçi, Gerta Hasmeta, Griselda Zeneli, Griselda Bilani, Isjana Karifi, Isma Klosi, Johana Debinja, Juliana Kuqi, Juliana Tola, Kaltra Kollozhani, Laureta Cani, Lindita Kabashi, Lirie Hasa, Oliverta Dhëmbi, Olsiana Beqiri, Tisiana Hysa, Adisa Çela, Aida Gjika, Alba Deda, Anisa Rusi, Anisa Hysa, Antoneta Saçe, Arta Ballabani, Aurora Molla, Desian Dani, Desiana Xheneti, Blerina Çereni, Denisa Guzi, Desilda Bytyçi, Doriana Kumria, Dorina Stafa, Elidoda Gjin aj, Elsa Daka, Elsa Shtylla, Eralda Bajrami, Eranda Baloshi, Eranda Bardho, Erjola Xhoi, Klejda Kela, Mirsie Biba, Oneda Kushi, Denisa Paja, Erdita Ortingari, Eriselda Gubere, Eriselda Çoku, Erjana Gështenja, Ermira Mana, Fabjola Shehi, Florie Peçi, Gerta Hasmeta, Griselda Zeneli, Griselda Bilani, Isjana Karifi, Isma Klosi, Johana Debinja, Juliana Kuqi, Juliana Tola, Kaltra Kollozhani, Laureta Cani, Lindita Kabashi, Lirie Hasa, Oliverta Dhëmbi, Olsiana Beqiri, Tisiana Hysa, Anisa Çobaj , Enkelejda Berberi, Adjola Musaku, Hanife Xhepexhiu, Anila Suli, Shegushe Haka, Oltiana Yzo.
18.40 hours: From the Military Hospital of Tirana we learn that several injured people, of those who have arrived so far, are in a state of coma19.00 hours: President of the Republic, Bamir Topi at the hospital near injured people: "All state facilities are available to address the situation"19.15 hours: The Council of Ministers, at the request of Prime Minister Berisha, proclaims tomorrow's National Mourning Day. The premier who was due to return tomorrow, is trying to reach Albania, from the United States, where he participated in the NATO Summit in Chicago.
Director of the Hospital of Tirana declares: All prepared for the emergency. Available 60 doctors and 150 nursesOre19.55: Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci expresses his condolences for the tragic accident20.00 hours:
The President of Kosovo, Jahjaga, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hoxhaj, express their condolences to Albania20.10 hours: Also CNN reports the tragic accident today in Himare, Albania http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/21/world/europe/albania-bus-crash/index.html 20.15 hours:
Elbasan, hundreds of students in front of the "Aleksander Xhuvani" University light candles in mourning and apprehension for their companions20.30 hours: Hundreds of people even in front of the hospital. They are family members and friends of the injured and hospitalized in critical conditions at the Military Hospital22.40 hours: The sad news of the death of 13 has come. victim of today's incident in Himara. The girl died at the Military Hospital of Tirana23.00 hours: From the first testimony it seems that the driver, also a victim, shouted "Brakes do not work"00.35 hours: According to the Ministry of Health the balance of the tragedy rises to 14 victims. This was confirmed by the Minister of Health and Health in a telephone declaration for News2401.00 hours: From the Valona morgue, they do not confirm the 14-sima victim. So the victims are currently 13. The family is entering the Valona hospital morgue for the recognition of the victims07.00 hours: Seven of the nine students of the accident underwent several surgical procedures but the situation seems to be stable07.20 hours: We recall that today in Albania it is Mourning Day. Condolences to all families08.00 hours: From yesterday's State Police statements, there is still no reason why the incident in Himara happened. The city of Elbasan has awoken profoundly affected by yesterday's tragedy. Most of the students are from Elbasan. Today, a procession of students from Aleksander Xhuvani University in Elbasan is expected on National Mourning Day08.30 hours: La(The Forum of Albanian Associations in Emilia Romagna) expresses its condolences to families for the tragedy consumed yesterday in Himara.
10.20 hours: The Self-Determination Movement (Levizja Vetvendosje) in Kosova announced the suspension of all public activities today as a sign of respect for the victims of the accidentOre11.00: According to the Director of the Reanimation Center of the Tirana Hospital there are 9 girls in serious condition at the hospital. In total 13 are the victims including the bus driver. 12.00: Thousands of students and citizens in Elbasan, in front of the university, observe a minute of silence after lighting candles as a sign of mourning and solidarity with the victims and the wounded. All the country observes a minute of silence. 12.30:
The Kosovar media change programs and add to the city's mourning. The student organizations of Prishtina, starting from the 20: 30 tonight, they will light the candles as a sign of condolences for the victims of the tragedy12.35 hours: State Police Officer Statement - Traffic Police Chief, Vullnet Topalli: Total 13 victims. The names of the victims become known. According to the police the road was in excellent condition and with the side edges (at the height of the curve where the accident happened) according to is
prescribed security tandart. The vehicle had passed all the technical controls and had carried out the revision to the month of April 2012, according to the laws in force. He is still investigating the causes of the accident.
16.23 hours: In the University "Aleksander Xhuvani" of Elbasan came the head of state, Bamir Topi and the president of the chamber, Jozefina Topalli, who paid tribute to the victims of the tragedy. Meanwhile, the prosecutor's office of Elbasan opened a file against unknown persons and seized all the documents proving the relationship between the university and the company that had provided the transport service.
Hours 17.00: The police officially announced the names of the victims who lost their lives in yesterday's incident in Himara. Among the victims, 11 female students and two men (a student's boyfriend and driver) Here are the names:1. Denisa Guzi, from the city of Gramshi2. Ermira Mana, from Elbasan3. Aurora Molla, from Pogradec4. Lindita Kabashi, from Elbasani5. Joana Debinja, from Lushnja6. Elsa Daka, from Elbasan7. Juliana Tola, from Elbasan8. Armand Halilaga, from Kavaja9. Pëllumb Çela, driver, from Elbasan10. Fabiola Shehi, of Bërxulla (Tirana)11. Eriola Xhoi, from Elbasan12. Eranda Baloshi, from Elbasan13. Dorina Stafa, from Kruja
La tragedy of Himara, 13 victims and 21 injured. Today Mourning Day in Albania