TIRANA – A violent explosion took place around midday in a stock of weapons to the army Albanian Vora, 12 miles north of Tirana. The deflagration would have caused a number of deaths “considerable”, as explained Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha. It is feared that the victims are at least forty. So far, 4 were recovered bodies. Other 200 people were injured many of them affected by the explosion of impact that has spread outside the depot investing many cars a bus prehoda along the nearby highway. Defense sources report that there are Italian soldiers involved.
Upon the outbreak of devastating violence, were working inside the warehouse three teams, each of 21 people, including several American citizens. This particular was not confirmed by the United States in Tirana, but according to the latest information it would appear that the company was at work in the military on behalf of NATO is American.
WAVE OF IMPACT Video
The violent deflagration has caused injuries and perhaps victims especially among motorists and bus passengers in transit along the nearby highway. Vehicles in fact have been invested by the powerful shock wave. Some witnesses have reported seeing a huge cloud of smoke rise at the site from the explosion. The shock wave was felt clearly even in Tirana and Durres, where there have been phenomena similar to seismic shock. After the first explosion, small have continued to occur in the deposit hampering rescue units.
Among those injured there would be an Italian. The man was among the first to appear at the hospital in Durres: has confirmed one of the doctors contacted by telephone. “He has about 60-62 years, and was slightly wounded,” recounts the doctor explaining that because of the emergency situation failed to have his name. “The man had a slight wound just above your ear, but rather was in a state of shock and we gave a soothing,” says the doctor, showing that the Italian would have been among the passengers of a bus Tirana-Durres line, whose glass windows were completely broken. The Italian, according to the doctor, he would have already left the hospital.
25 PEOPLE IN A TUNNEL INTRAPPOLATE
At least 25 people, inhabitants of the area close to the arms depot where there was a strong explosion, have remained trapped in a tunnel where they had to protect refugees: said Minister of the Interior Bujar Nishani.
READY TO MAINTAIN TIRANA
The Italian government meanwhile ago knowing that our country is ready to help Albania: A team of doctors of the Department of Civil Protection will arrive in the coming hours to cooperate with the local authorities engaged in rescue operations. There were the same Albanian authorities to seek intervention. Along with doctors, the Civil Defense Department also send medical and rescue pockets of plasma. The intervention of the Civil Protection, initiated by the government, takes place in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Army.
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