US News Deadly earthquake in Turkey and Greece: at least 14 dead

00:55  31 october  2020
00:55  31 october  2020 Source:   fr.euronews.com

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At least four people have been killed and 120 injured after a powerful earthquake in the Aegean Sea toppled buildings in the Turkish city The number of dead is expected to rise, with the mayor of Izmir telling Turkey , which encompasses several active fault lines, is no stranger to deadly earthquakes .

At least four people have been killed in western Turkey after a powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Aegean Sea on Friday afternoon, sending buildings crashing down in coastal areas. Powerful 7.0 earthquake rattles Turkey and Greece . Hear from Nice's mayor after deadly knife attack in church.

The earthquake, so powerful that it was felt as far as Istanbul and Athens, occurred at midday in the Aegean Sea, to the south -west of Izmir, Turkey's third largest city, and near the Greek island of Samos. View on euronews

  Séisme meurtrier en Turquie et en Grèce : au moins 14 morts © Кадр из репортажа

This building, in the province of Izmir in Turkey, did not last more than thirty seconds: The earthquake of 7 on the Richter scale on Friday reduced it to dust (see video). Fourteen people died, including twelve in Turkey and two in Greece , during this earthquake which also left more than 500 injured.

In Turkey, relief workers and the population immediately began to search the rubble, causing scenes of joy when a survivor was found.

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Parts of Turkey and Greece were shaken by a strong earthquake on Friday. The earthquake struck in the Aegean Sea, rattling areas of western Turkey and several Turkey 's Interior Ministry reported that six buildings were destroyed, while the city's major reported at least 20 buildings had collapsed.

At least four people have died after a powerful earthquake struck off the coast of Turkey . The tremblor toppled buildings in Izmir, caused damage across several "It was a very big earthquake , it's difficult to have a bigger one," said Eftyhmios Lekkas, head of Greece 's earthquake response organization.

The earthquake, so powerful that it was felt as far as Istanbul and Athens, occurred at midday in the Aegean Sea, southwest of Izmir, Turkey's third largest city, and near the Greek island of Samos. In Samos, a mini-tsunami submerged the coast of the island and caused flooding in its port.

But it is in Turkey that the shock was the most destructive : according to the rescuers 17 buildings collapsed or were badly damaged.

The earthquake has in any case given the opportunity to the two countries to make a slight rapprochement: the Greek and Turkish Ministers of Foreign Affairs have mutually promised to help each other if necessary after this earthquake.

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© Pacific Press During a demonstration in Ankara, in honor of a student killed in clashes between left and far right in Izmir. The fascist organization, which serves as an armed wing of the ultranationalist party MHP, has long fought the Islamists before moving closer in recent years. The little finger and index finger in the air, the ring finger and middle finger joining the thumb, the hand thus raised towards the chief forms a wolf's head.

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