A Turkish and a Swedish National Killed in Kos Earthquake

Friday, July 21st, 2017
Last Update: 10:48

Kos fire service rescue chief Stephanos Kolokouris has confirmed to Greek state television that the two people killed on the island were from Turkey and Sweden.

Both were men. They have not been named.

Kolokouris said both were tourists and died after a inll collapsed on to a bar in Kos old town close to the island’s main port.

One of five people seriously injured was Greek, he said, but he did not give details of the other four.

Greek media is reporting that five people, three of whom have been “seriously injured,” have been flown by Chinook helicopter from Kos to Crete for treatment.

Emergency services have rushed them to the island’s main University general hospital in Heraklion.

One of the injured is said to have suffered what are being described as “very severe injuries” to both legs.

The strong earthquake of magnitude 6.4 hit at 1:32 off the Turkish coast North of Rhodes and East of Kos. The sea level on Kos rose after the quake flooding areas of the island.

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