Tourists Killed As Earthquake And Tsunami Hit Holiday Hotspots In Med

Two people have died and more than 120 are injured after a huge earthquake struck in the Greek islands and Turkey. The 6.9 magnitude quake struck off the coast of Marmaris in Turkey, popular with Brit revellers, late on Thursday night. But the Greek island of Kos is believed to have been the worst affected, where two people have died.

Greek state media confirmed that 120 more had been injured and buildings damaged. Terrified British tourists reported rooms shaking and being knocked off their feet. The earthquake also caused a small tsunami in the Aegean, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre says.

People on Kos have been advised to stay out of damaged buildings for fear of aftershocks. Lauren Duffy, from Merseyside, said glass and broken pieces of marble statues were among the debris strewn near her hotel in the wake of the earthquake. The 20-year-old, who is on holiday with her mum and sister, said: “We were woken up by really aggressive shaking. We didn’t know what it was. You couldn’t find your balance. It was just a scary situation.”

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