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Fatal Freak Storm Hits Albania

Torrential rain overnight caused chaos to Albania’s transportation system, blocking streets and stopping flights and ferries from operating.

Fatjona Mejdini
BIRN
Tirana
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An electrician from Albania’s state-owned energy company OSHEE has died and three others have been wounded while trying to reinstall power to parts of Albania after severe storms overnight left around 71,000 families without electricity and hundreds having to be evacuated.

The heavy rainfall has resulted in flooding in many regions of the country, with numerous major roads blocked and flights in and out of the country stopped.

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