First victim of floods in Albania

First victim of floods in Albania

Tirana, February 6, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

The first victim of floods which have affected the south of the country for over a week now has been registered in Albania.

A 38 year old woman, mother of two children, lost her life after she was taken by the water near her home in Pogradec.

The event took place this morning, in circumstances that the residents considered as terrifying.

“Monika Abrashi was in front of her house, when the river flow appeared suddenly. During this moment, she was talking on her mobile phone. The water took her with it”, says a resident of the area, who witnessed what happened to the 38 year old woman from his shop.

The news has also been confirmed by official police sources, which said that the “river went into the home of the 38 year old Monika Abrashi, who drowned”.

In the recent days, the country has been facing an uncommon situation from the river floods. Around 50 thousand hectares of land have been flooded along with several thousand homes and several thousand animals have died as a result of these floods. /ibna/