From: Exit Staff
Earthquake Death Toll Reaches 51, First Victim in Tirana

The death of a 20-year-old woman in a hospital in Tirana brings the earthquake death toll to 51. She is the first victim in Tirana.

Xhesika Biquku was hit by a brick while trying to run away during the earthquake. She died today after three days in coma.

Hospital officials said her state didn’t allow for transportation to hospitals abroad.

Albanian and international search and rescue teams ended their operations today after the number of recovered bodies reached 50.