4 killed, 120 injured in Aegean Sea earthquake

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-30 22:28:31|Editor: huaxia

ISTANBUL, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) -- At least four people were killed and 120 others were injured after a strong earthquake hit the Aegean Sea off Turkey's western province of Izmir on Friday, the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) of Turkey announced.

The 6.6-magnitude earthquake, which was felt intensely in Izmir, caused great panic, according to press reports in Turkey.

The NTV broadcaster said at least 10 buildings were collapsed in the district of Bayrakli alone. Several videos aired by the broadcaster showed some fallen buildings.

Bilim Ertekin, a retired 80-year-old Izmir resident, told Xinhua that some serious cracks occurred on the walls of his apartment in the Karsiyaka district.

Local officials have been trying to determine the scope of the damage across the province, the NTV said. Enditem