Former officials and business owners, 5 accused for the tragic earthquake

schedule11:24 - 22 Nëntor, 2021

schedule 11:24 - 22 Nëntor, 2021

The Tirana Prosecutor’s Office has closed the investigation by taking five defendants for abuse of office for the damage caused by the November 26 earthquake three years ago. The defendant was taken to a legal entity after a building he built was damaged by the earthquake and according to the prosecution did not respect the standards under construction.

Also charged are former urban planning officials in Farka, former chief of staff Geron Cipi and two former inspectors. The file for 5 persons was sent to the court for a preliminary hearing session.

Of the 51 victims caused by the earthquake of November 26, 2019, one was from Tirana. Jessika Biqiku, 20 years old, passed away in the Trauma Hospital, after a brick fell on her head in Kombinat as she was leaving the house./abcnews.al