Israel sends search and rescue team to aid Albania following deadly earthquake

Israel sends search and rescue team to aid Albania following deadly earthquake

Albania was rattled by a 6.4-magnitude tremor in the early hours of Tuesday morning, and a series of aftershocks brought further misery later in the day killing at least 28 people and injuring 650.

The earthquake reduced buildings to ruins and thousands are staying out in the open as powerful aftershocks hit.

Rescuers from several countries are scrambling to find survivors of the earthquake. Using sniffer dogs, they are sifting through the rubble, 36 hours after the tremor.

Israel Rescue and Service team from Mevo’ot HaHermon Regional Council sent to Albania, continue their search for survivors in the city of Durres.

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Rescue teams and other disaster experts arrived also from France, Italy, Greece, Switzerland, Romania, Turkey, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Croatia, and the United States.

Most of the deaths occurred in the coastal city of Durres and the town of Thumane, close to the epicenter.

Stopping at intervals to listen for sounds of survivors, local and international rescue crews are searching through the rubble of collapsed buildings as hopes of finding people alive waned a day after the deadly earthquake.

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