18:12 GMT23 November 2020
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    ATHENS (Sputnik) - A six-month-long state of emergency has been declared on the Greek island of Samos after it was hit by a strong earthquake, Greece’s General Secretariat for Civil Protection said Saturday.

    "A state of emergency has been declared in the eastern and western Samos … to manage the aftermath of the strong seismic event," the civil protection agency said in a statement.

    The state of emergency was declared on Friday by deputy Civil Protection chief Nikos Hardalias. It will stay in place until 30 April of the next year.

    ​The 6.9-magnitude quake struck between Samos and the Turkish coast in the Aegean Sea, toppling buildings and killing dozens. Two schoolchildren died in Greece and 19 people were injured, while Turkey reported 27 deceased and over 800 wounded.


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