Earthquake of magnitude 6.7 strikes Greek island

Earthquake of intensity 6.7 today hit the Greek island leaving two dead and more than 200 got injured. There were several foreign tourists affected on the Greek island of Kos.

Earthquake effected popular Greek and Turkish holiday destinations in the Aegean Sea and the epicentre of the shallow 6.7 magnitude quake was some 10.3 kilometres (6.4 miles) south of the major Turkish resort of Bodrum.

US Geological Survey of India gave information: “We have two dead and people injured,” a hospital official on Kos told AFP, adding that the victims were killed when the ceiling of a building collapsed.

Kos mayor Georges Kyritsis told Skai radio the two victims were foreigners. A local journalist, interviewed by the same station, said the victims were found in a bustling part of the town. The Greek secretary of state for the merchant navy Nektarios Santorinios, said the injury toll had risen to 120.