Turkish health minister: 4 dead, 120 injured in earthquake

Turkish health minister: 4 dead, 120 injured in earthquake Photo: WDIO File

ZEYNEP BILGINSOY and ELENA BECATOROS Associated Press
Created: October 30, 2020 09:22 AM

ISTANBUL (AP) - A strong earthquake has struck between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos, collapsing several buildings in Turkey’s western Izmir province and leaving at least four people dead. Dozens more were injured, while some damage to buildings and the road network, and four light injuries were also reported on Samos.

Turkey’s Health Minister Fahrettin Koca tweeted that four people were killed in Izmir and 120 were injured. He said 38 ambulances, two ambulance helicopters and 35 medical rescue teams were working in Izmir.

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said Friday's quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.9, with an epicenter 13 kilometers (8 miles) north northeast of the Greek island of Samos.

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