MACEDONIA OFFERS HELP TO ALBANIA
Macedonia`s government has offered the Albania authorities help in the aftrmath of the tragic explosion at an Albania army depot that has left at least four dead and over 200 injured.
"Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski spoke on the phone to his counterpart Sali Berisha to express condolences and immidiately offer all possible help from Macedonia. Other Macedonian officials also contacted their colleagues in Albania," said government spokesman Ivica Bocevski.
The explosion struck the army depot in the village of Gerdec, near the town of Vora, 10 kilometres outside Tirana. Several detonations were also heard in Macedonia.
Bocevski added that all necessary preparations have been put in place at medical facilities in case Tirana has need for additional blood. Local media reported that hospitals had started to set up points for blood donations.
The spokesman for the Foreign Ministry told local media that Foreign Minister Antonio Milososki had already travelled to Albania by helicopter.
"In Tirana, Milososki will meet with his counterpart Lulzim Basha and donate blood for the wounded," said spokesman Vasko Andonovski.
MD: Tragic accident what happened in Albania! They say that the sound of the blast was even heared as far as Skopje