20 injured people still under treatment, Turkish PM says over strong quake
MUĞLATurkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said that 20 injured people were still under treatment after strong quake which hit the Aegean coast of Turkey.
Yıldırım made a statement about the 6.6. magnitude eartquake in the Aegean province of Muğla on July 22.
He said three derelict buildings completely collapsed and 32 buildings were heavily damaged in the Muğla’s resort Bodrum.
Yıldırım also expressed his condolences for two killed people, including one Turkish citizen ion the Greek Island Kos.
The 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit the Aegean coast of Turkey and Greece early on July 21.
No casualties were reported in Turkey but 354 people, five of them who were in critical condition, were injured due to strong quake.
Meanwhile, 310 Turkish citizens were evacuated on July 21 after they were stranded on the Greek island of Kos following the powerful earthquake. source.
Two ferries named ‘Asım Kaptan’ and ‘Yeşil Marmaris’ arrived at Bodrum with the 310 Turks.
The Island’s main port and customs terminal were heavily damaged and rendered useless, Asım Başaran, captain of the Asım Kaptan said.
The evacuation was carried out with special permission, Başaran said, adding, that passports were controlled by Greek police.
The body of the Turkish citizen would be returned to Turkey with a special permit following autopsy and bureaucratic procedures.