Albania Plea to help Albanian earthquake survivors as Durres search resumes

Low temperatures and frequent rain showers are making supplies of clothes, blankets and food much needed in Albania’s second city Durres, following Tuesday’s devastating earthquake.

A local school is being used as a distribution centre.

The number of people known to have been killed stood at 49 on Saturday morning. There have been more than 600 aftershocks since the initial quake, which was of magnitude 6.4.

“Oh, it’s so hard,” said one resident. “My family of four spent last night in the small garden over there. We gathered around a bonfire to pull through the coldness. A soldier over there, such a good person, gave me this blanket.”