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In Greece, the earthquake affected nearly 200 people

June 9 2008
02:43

Two people were killed, 192 injured in a powerful earthquake in Greece, said on Monday the Greek state television reported. According to the Institute of Geodynamics at the Athens Observatory, the earthquake with magnitude 6.5 occurred at a depth of less than 10 kilometers of the Peloponnese in 205 kilometers west of Athens. During the day observed residual aftershocks of magnitude to 4.9. In the town of Kato Achaia in the Peloponnese peninsula, 55-year-old man was crushed by a wall collapsed at home and died.

Eighty woman died on the way to the hospital from a heart attack. Among the 192 victims, most were minor injuries. Only 12 remain to date in hospitals, some of them were operated. A total of seven persons, are blocked in the damaged buildings were rescued firemen and rescuers. Among the survivors - nine years old. Participants in the exercise for the rescuers from 17 Balkan and Mediterranean countries that were in Greece, also joined the work.

Destroyed dozens of buildings, mostly old, damaged a number of sites, including the air control tower at a military airport. Many residents in the affected districts are hesitant to spend the night indoors for fear of aftershocks. For them, the authorities ensure the necessary conditions, including the provision of tents. By order of Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis, on a visit abroad, anyone who has lost the only shelter in the earthquake, will receive a simple statement of first aid in the amount of 3,000 euros, according to RIA News .

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