6.7 magnitude quake in Greece, Turkey islands leaves 2 dead, 100 injured

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Greece, July 21, 2017: A major earthquake of magnitude 6.7 has killed at least two people and left more than 100 injured on the islands of Greek and Turkish coastal towns on early Friday.

The US Geological Survey recorded a 6.7 magnitude quake 6 miles south of Bodrum, in the south west of Turkey, and 10 miles east-northeast of the Greek island of Kos.

George Kyritsis, the mayor of Kos island said that at least two people were killed in the Greek island and several were injured by the quake. “We have two dead and some people injured so far,” Kyritsis said.

“The buildings affected were mostly old and were built before the earthquake building codes were introduced,” Kyritsis said.

The coast guard announced the island’s port was part of the structural damage.

Wefornews Bureau

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