A 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Albania at 3.54am and was felt across hundreds of miles of Eastern Europe

  • A 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Albania at 3.54am and was felt across hundreds of miles of Eastern Europe
  • At least six people are confirmed dead, one man jumping from a collapsing building in Kurbin this morning 
  • Rescuers and the military are now battling to rescue people trapped under the rubble of ruined buildings

At least six people are dead and dozens are hurt as the biggest earthquake to hit Albania in decades levelled buildings, trapping people in the rubble and sparking panic among residents today.

Schembri had been facing pressure to resign following the arrest last week of the businessman Yorgen Fenech, who was detained as a person of interest in the Caruana Galizia investigation and had alleged business links with Schembri. Melvin Theuma, a man who claims to have been a middleman in the alleged murder plot, was told last week he would be granted a presidential pardon in return for information he had given about the case.

Video posted to social media from Durres showed at least one large building there reduced to rubble, and officials said a man had died after panicking and jumping from a shaking building. It was the second quake to hit Albania in two months. Officials said the earlier 5.6-magnitude tremor, which struck on 21 September and damaged around 500 homes, was the most powerful in 30 years.  

Investigators says she locked herself in her police office and used her handgun to shoot one bullet in her own head. “She was raped by a detective. From that moment she thought she was a disgrace for our family, not the victim of an idiot,” said Anna.

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