Volunteers and security forces set up a makeshift tent camp near the city of Thumane on Tuesday, after the country was hit by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake killing at least 21 and injuring more than 600 people.

Volunteers, alongside first-aid workers and soldiers, were seen providing food, water, blankets and setting up emergency tents, to shelter displaced people who were left homeless by the quake.

Rescue teams were also sent to the country from Kosovo, Montenegro, Greece, Italy and France, to assist with search and rescue operations.

The epicentre of the earthquake was registered to be close to the town of Thumane, located to the north of Durres and Tirana. The quake struck shortly before 04:00 am local time (03:00 GMT) and could be felt in the surrounding countries. Several aftershocks were also reported.

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