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Two die after earthquake hits Greek island

Damage in Kos
Damage in Kos

Two people have died after a strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea shook the Greek island of Kos.

About 115 people were injured, including tourists – 12 of them seriously. Some buildings were damaged.

Turkey’s health minister said 358 were hurt in the Turkish city of Bodrum, but none seriously.

The epicentre of the 6.7-magnitude quake was seven miles north-east of the island.

The two who died have not been named but police said that both were tourists – a 22-year-old from Sweden and a 39-year-old from Turkey.

They died when the roof of a popular bar collapsed, police said.

Dozens were wounded when buildings collapsed, some of them suffering broken bones.

The director of the hospital in Crete told Greek Skai TV that one person was in a critical condition, while a Swedish tourist had lost a leg.

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