Earthquake in Turkey and Greece leaves at least two dead in Kos

6.5 magnitude quake struck overnight between Bodrum and Greek islands, injuring another 200 people.

The two dead on Kos were identified as Turkish and Swedish nationals and were killed when the ceiling of a bar in the centre of Kos town collapsed.


Five other people in the bar – two Swedes, two Greeks and one Norwegian – were seriously injured and flown to Crete for medical treatment. One is reported to have suffered extensive leg injuries. Kos, in the Dodecanese archipelago, and the Turkish towns of Bodrum and Datça are all tourist destinations.

The 6.5 magnitude quake struck at 1.31am local time


The quake, the second exceeding magnitude 6 to hit Greece’s coastal region bordering Turkey in recent weeks, produced more than 100 aftershocks. A second tremor measuring 5.1 struck 16 miles south of Leros after the initial earthquake hit Kos at 1.53am local time (2353 GMT). Three further tremors measuring 4.6, 4.5 and 4.7 followed.