Albanians are sleeping in their cars on the roadside amid continuing fears over Tuesday’s deadly earthquake.
Parked cars lined streets near Tirana as individuals heeded warnings to not return inside until buildings could be assessed by engineers.
The nation was rocked by five or more tremors in 2 weeks, such as a 6.4-magnitude one which has leftover 40 people dead.
Thursday was supposed to become a national day of celebration indicating freedom. But rather, tens of thousands of Albanians sought refuge from the streets amid dread of earthquakes.
While police have promised to reconstruct and supply shelter, many survivors continue to be sleeping in tents and health clubs, or within their vehicles.
Still another aftershock rattled the coastal town of Durres on Thursday, sending mourners racing from a theater where they had gathered for the funeral of four relatives.
Albanians traditionally indicate’ Flag Day’ — the anniversary of the November 28, 1912 announcement of liberty with a profusion of national flags.
Back in Durres on Thursday, rescue workers planted one flag beneath the rubble of a collapsed hotel as the total death toll increased to 41.
The government has announced a state of emergency for 30 days in Durres and neighboring Thumane and guaranteed it would construct new homes by the end of next year for people who lost them.
Lookup operations in Thumane finished following six bodies were retrieved by a collapsed apartment building.
Many in town left without houses spent another night in tents, reluctant to go to resorts along the shore made accessible to allow them while the hunt performance lasted.
Rescue teams with technical equipment, sniffer dogs and emergency supplies have flooded into Albania from neighboring states and other European countries to aid in the search attempts and provide for people left homeless.
Romania said Thursday that it was sending an additional 52 firefighters and 12 lots of gear on two aircraft while Switzerland was also sending 15 specialists.
The Albanian Red Cross established a GoFundMe webpage that had increased $4,000 on Thursday night. The organization stated it was helping people living in tents in a stadium in Durres.