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.
They been doing this for years (since 97 in fact) and getting away with it. If anything they should have arrested the people who laid seige to the police station.
I also think that the shotting of the young boy from Lazarat was'nt called for, he could of got arrested and delt with in the right way, then his family wouldn't be grieving for him.
I also think that people from outside the village should keep them selves to them selves and leave lazarat people alone.