Qafë Shtamë

Qafë Shtamë

Qafë Shtamë is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.229m (4,032ft) above the sea level located in the Mat District, Albania, within the Shtamë Pass National Park.

The road to the summit, also known as Qafë-Shtamës, was recently asphalted. It’s called SH38. It’s pretty steep. On 29 April 1997, an underground bunker complex on the east side of the pass was the home of a serious accident. An explosion took place in the tunnels full of ammunition and weapons, which had been stored in a military storage site during the communist era. 23 people were killed.

 

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