About 22 people have died in Greece and Turkey Earthquake due to the earthquake that occurred on Friday. The earthquake occurred in the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Samos Peninsula of Greece. Its intensity on the Richter scale is measured at 7.0. Director of the Kandili Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute in Istanbul, Haluk Ogener said that a small tsunami has also occurred in Seferisar in Izmir district. After the earthquake, Greek Prime Minister Kyrikos Mitsotakis spoke on the phone to the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his condolences and support. The rivalry between the two is also not hidden from anyone.
In Turkey, 20 people have died due to earthquake and more than 800 people have been injured. In Greece, 2 teenagers died and dozens were injured. In Samos, both teenagers were returning home from school, during which they died due to the wall collapse. Deputy Mayor Giorgos Dionuccio said, ‘It is terrible. We have never experienced this kind of experience before.
32-year-old courier boy Gokhan Kan said, ‘I thought, is this our end. The earthquake is felt for about 10 minutes. It seemed as if it would never end. At that time I was scared, not for myself but for my family, my wife and four year old son.’
Turkey’s Department of Disaster and Emergency Management said that more than 6 people have died in Turkey’s third largest city of Izmir, while around hundreds have been injured. Izmir Governor Yavuz Salim Kosagar said that many buildings collapsed due to the earthquake. More than 100 people are evacuated from the debris. He said that four buildings have demolished. Apart from this, many buildings have been damaged.
Management department said that relief work is going on. Due to the possibility of people buried under the debris, a rescue operation is being conducted on a war footing. The department said that the epicenter of the earthquake is 16.5 kilometers below the Aegean Sea. The Greek media said that residents of Samos and other peninsulas escaped from their homes during the earthquake. Apart from this, there is also news of rock fall.