President Thaçi declared Wednesday a day of mourning in Kosovo

President Thaçi declared Wednesday a day of mourning in Kosovo

The President of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, declared Wednesday, November 27, 2019, a day of mourning in Kosovo, in honor of the victims who lost their lives in the earthquake in the Republic of Albania.

“As a sign of state and civic respect, Wednesday, November 27, 2019, is declared a day of state mourning in the Republic of Kosovo, following the earthquake in Albania, which caused the death of dozens of people and many injured”, it is said in the Decision of President Thaçi.

With the Decision of President Thaçi, state flags are raised in half-mast in all state buildings of the Republic of Kosovo, in the country and abroad.

At least 27 people have been killed after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Albania, the defence ministry says.

The quake brought down buildings and left people trapped under the rubble. One man died after jumping from a window in panic after the tremor struck.

The epicenter of the earthquake was 34km (21 miles) north-west of the capital, Tirana, and happened in the early hours of Tuesday.

Hours later, a separate earthquake struck the city of Mostar in Bosnia. There were no reports of casualties.

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said rescuers would “continue to search patiently and thoroughly to the end”.

“We have victims. We are working to do everything possible in the affected areas”, he wrote on Twitter./ibna