Over Half of Homes Damaged by Earthquake on Lesvos are Not Safe, Beyond Repair

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
Last Update: 12:20

Following the 6.1 Richter earthquake that jolted the Greek island of Lesvos last week, inspectors have concluded that of the 1,245 buildings that were damaged, 690 have been damaged beyond repair and deemed “unusable.”

Inspectors have examined some 1,092 homes on the island which were damaged by the quake. Of those, only 547 were found to be safe to live in; commercial spaces that were damaged, 38 out of 64 were found unsafe to use.

Other damaged structures include churches, of which 34 out of 54 examined were found to be unsafe.

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