A strong earthquake in these 2 neighbouring countries killed 27 people!
By Anwesha Dash
An earthquake of 7.0 magnitude hits cities of Greece and Turkey, 27 casualties reported so far.
2020 seems to be the year of all calamities and possible disasters since a massive earthquake has shaken up port cities of both the neighbouring countries of Greece and Turkey on Friday. The disaster has caused a lot of damage. 27 dead bodies have been recovered from the ruins so far and nearly 800 people are injured. Extensive searching has been carried out in the hard-hit regions for more survivors or dead.
The earthquake has also caused aftershocks. It has brought forth a tsunami too by triggering tidal waves. Water from the sea has surged into the streets of the port city of Turkey, Izmir, making the rescue mission harder. According to reports under the ruins and rubbles many people are trapped and alive. At least 20 buildings have collapsed from the earthquake, confirms the city's mayor.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the President of Turkey has declared that he will assist in all the ways necessary for the welfare of the citizens of the affected regions of his country. Dr. Tedros of WHO has also attested that the international organization has been closely monitoring the situation and will contribute towards medical care with the help of the two countries. The Greek Prime-minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has expressed his sympathy and condolences.
The U.S. Meteorological Survey has stated the earthquake at 7.0 magnitudes but the Turkish government has made a lower calculation of 6.6. Nevertheless, both Greece and Turkey are right on top of really active earthquake zones and this disaster isn't the first to shake up the regions.