It's a frightening number of deaths in such a small country, but watching how people drive in one sense I'm surprised it's not a lot higher. Driving back from Saranda we saw plenty of accidents and plenty more near accidents. One of these nearly involved us thanks to a moron who tried to overtake us on a blind bend. If you are reading this driver of Nissan SUV, CD 41-17 your bosses at EU-CAFAO will be getting the official complaint shortly.
BIRN also reports on a spot of bother down south where villagers from Lazarat attacked a police station in Gjirokaster after some local criminal was shot dead by a special police unit, RENEA. Very wisely the local cops stayed on the roof until things calmed down. There is also a video report of the incident from VisionPlus.
I think we will give this village a miss on a farewell tour. And congratulations to the police. I'm all in favour of shooting armed criminals and terrorists.