On Friday 30th October, a number of 23 people were confirmed dead in Turkey and Greece after a powerful earthquake hit the Aegean sea, bringing down buildings and triggering what experts have called a mini tsunami.
Authorities have confirmed that a boy and a girl died on the Greek island of Samos after a wall collapsed on them, while 21 people were confirmed dead in Turkey after the earthquake hit the coastal areas in Turkey west.
At least 20 buildings were destroyed in Izmir, Turkey, and at least 804 people have been injured.
A number of 196 aftershocks were recorded, out of which 23 of them were over 4.0 magnitude.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Edorgan also stated that that out of all injured persons, five people are being operated on and eight are in intensive care.
“Search and rescue operations continued in 17 buildings, 4 of which have collapsed.” Turkey’s Environment and Urbanization Minister Murat Kurum, stated.