Tragedy of Qafë Shtama

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Tragedy of Qafë Shtama (Albanian: Tragjedia e Qafë Shtamës) was an explosion that occurred at an arms depot on 29 April 1997, at Qafë-Shtamë in the village Selitë in Burrel.[1] The incident resulted in the death of 22 of the 200 village residents.[2] The event was caused by some villagers attempting to break into the depot, with most of the victims coming from the same family.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No full confirmation on the number of the victims in Selite - Burrel". Agjencia Telegrafike Shqiptare. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Explosion of army depot in Burrel kills 22". Agjencia Telegrafike Shqiptare. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  • Viti ‘97, Prapaskenat e krizës që rrënuan shtetin”, Mero Baze, 2010, Toena