Killer quake hits Med: At least two dead and dozens hurt as powerful earthquake hits Greek and Turkish holiday resorts, triggering tsunami which sends tourists fleeing for their lives as buildings collapse

Daily Mail – July 20, 2017

At least two people are dead and dozens more injured after a powerful earthquake struck off the Turkish coast, triggering a tsunami in the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas and destroying buildings across the area.

The epicentre of the magnitude 6.7 quake was off Bodrum, southwest Turkey, with the country’s Aegean coast and Greek holiday islands including Kos and Rhodes worst affected.

Tourists fled in terror for higher ground as tsunami waves surged through beachfront resorts, deluging hotels and bars.

The two fatalities were reported on the island of Kos, with the victims crushed under a collapsed bar ceiling. Parts of a historic mosque in Kos Town also collapsed into the street and rescuers were this morning sifting through rubble looking for trapped survivors. The island’s mayor said many people were hurt.

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