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Updated on: Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 07:49 PM IST

Albania: 8 Killed, 325 injured as 6.4 magnitude earthquake hits Tirana

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Rescue workers remove debris from a collapsed building in  Thumane, northwest of capital Tirana, after an earthquake hit Albania, on November 26, 2019.  | Photo by Armend NIMANI / AFP

Rescue workers remove debris from a collapsed building in Thumane, northwest of capital Tirana, after an earthquake hit Albania, on November 26, 2019. | Photo by Armend NIMANI / AFP

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Tirana [Albania]: At least eight people were killed and several others were missing after an earthquake struck Albania on Tuesday.

The health ministry had earlier said that at least 325 people were injured in the quake, CNN reported.

The earthquake was measured 6.4 on the Richter Scale and hit at a depth of 20 kilometers, about six miles northwest of Shijak at 3:54 am (local time), according to the United States Geological Survey.

Shirak is located about 18 miles west of Tirana, a city of nearly 9,00,000 people.

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Published on: Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 07:49 PM IST
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