DESPERATE TOURISTS CROWD OUTSIDE GREEK AND TURKISH AIRPORTS AFTER CUTTING SHORT THEIR HOLIDAY FOLLOWING QUAKE THAT KILLED TWO AS TRAVEL FIRMS ‘TELL PEOPLE TO SLEEP ON SUN LOUNGERS FOR REST OF THEIR VACATION’

by on 21 July 2017
  • Powerful magnitude-6.7 quake has struck off the south west coast of Bodrum, Turkey, triggering a tsunami

  • Two male tourists from Sweden and Turkey killed on Greek holiday island of Kos when a bar ceiling collapsed

  • Tsunami waves flooded beachfront hotels along the Aegean coast with Bodrum and Marmaris worst affected

  • Parts of a Kos mosque collapsed into the town square, while the tremors were also felt on Crete and Rhodes 

  • Rescuers were this morning urgently searching for any more victims trapped under rubble with hundreds hurt

  • Tens of thousands of tourists have spent the night outside after being told not to re-enter their hotels

  • Collapsed pylons in Bodrum sparked huge electrical fires while power was out across much of the region  

  • Tourists told how their hotels were ‘shaking like a jelly’ before the tsunami sent people fleeing low ground

  • Were you caught up in the earthquake?

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