Turkey and Greece Severely Hit By Dangerous Earthquake, Rescue Efforts Underway

Fri Oct 30 2020 21:00:05 GMT+0530 (IST)

Greece and Turkey were severely hit by a dangerous earthquake on Friday. The powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.0 on the Richter scale reported in the Aegean Sea left several buildings collapsed.

Media reports claimed that the earthquake struck the western coast of Turkey and some parts of Greece. While four people were killed, not less than 120 victims have sustained injuries.

The earthquake in Turkey resulted in the resort city Izmit flooded with water, which in turn caused damage to several buildings in the city. The public was in a panic after seeing the water on the roads, reports claimed.

Turkish Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca took to Twitter to share the sad news. In his Tweet, he said four Turkish nations were killed while 120 citizens were injured.

An earthquake has hit the eastern Greek islands and Athens, the Greek capital. Media reports called the dangerous earthquake as one of the long-lasting earthquakes.

The earthquake reported in Greece left several buildings collapsed, while landslides were reported in different parts of the region. The public started screaming and running out of their homes.

Rescue and relief operations in both regions are underway. Greece and Turkey came forward to help each other to carry out the rescue operations to help the people stuck under the ruins.