Earthquake rocks Greece and Turkey: 2 Dead

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Reportedly two tourists have been killed and around 200 others injured after a powerful 6.7-magnitude quake struck in the Aegean Sea on Thursday night.

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Photo Courtesy: Independent

The areas largely affected were South of the Turkish city of Bodrum and east of the small Greek island of Kos – both areas popular with British holidaymakers.

The earthquake also resulted in triggering a small tsunami.

Two male tourists – a 27-year-old Sweden National and a 39-year-old from Turkey – were killed after being crushed under a collapsed ceiling at a bar in the Old Town of the main port on Kos. Other holidaymakers were injured while trying to secure themselves to safety from balconies of other buildings.

July is considered peak season for tourists in the Mediterranean region.

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