World Europe 22 Jul 2017 Earthquake rattles G ...

Earthquake rattles Greece, Turkey, leaving two dead

AP
Published Jul 22, 2017, 2:52 am IST
Updated Jul 22, 2017, 2:52 am IST
Authorities on Kos said the two dead tourists were from Sweden and Turkey.
Some of the injuries were caused as tourists and local residents scrambled out of buildings and even leapt from balconies after the 6.5-magnitude quake struck at about 1.30 am local time   (Representational image)
 Some of the injuries were caused as tourists and local residents scrambled out of buildings and even leapt from balconies after the 6.5-magnitude quake struck at about 1.30 am local time (Representational image)

A powerful overnight earthquake shook holiday resorts in Greece and Turkey, injuring nearly 500 people and leaving two tourists dead on the Greek island of Kos, where revelers at a bar were crushed in a building collapse.

Some of the injuries were caused as tourists and local residents scrambled out of buildings and even leapt from balconies after the 6.5-magnitude quake struck at about 1.30 am local time. Several hundred thousand vacationers and locals in the two countries were kept awake by dozens of aftershocks that followed the main quake, with many sleeping outdoors on sunbeds or slumped on cafe tables.

 

Authorities on Kos said the two dead tourists were from Sweden and Turkey. Thirteen others injured were airlifter to other Greek hospitals.

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