Ankara: An earthquake of magnitude 6.7 killed at least 14 people and injured hundreds and resulted in huge infrastructure loss. The earthquake struck in the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos on Friday, officials said.
At least 12 people were killed in Izmir, Turkey's third-largest city, and 419 were injured, according to Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD). Two teenagers died in Samos after being struck by a wall collapsed, Reuters reported.
The quake struck northwest of the Greek island of Samos in the Aegean Sea according to the National Observatory of Athens Geodynamic Institute. The magnitude was initially recorded at 6.6 but later revised it to 6.7 at the depth of 2 km.