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15:29, 13 June 2017

One dead after 6.3 earthquake hits Greece island of Lesbos and Turkey

AKIPRESS.COM - One person has died and 10 have been left injured after an earthquake hit the eastern Greek island of Lesbos, Metro reported.

The quake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 6.3, left scores of homes on the island badly damaged.

Tremors were felt in Athens and on neighbouring islands, as well as in western Turkey, including in Istanbul.

Spyros Galinos, the mayor of Lesbos, said a woman had been found dead in the southern village of Vrisa. The village was worst-hit by the quake, which had its epicentre under the sea.

‘Most houses in Vrisa have suffered severe damage,’ Galinos said, adding that residents were being relocated to temporary housing that had been set up in a football field in a nearby village.

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