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6.7-Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Greek Islands, Turkish Coast

At least two people were killed and another 200 injured early Friday after a 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit Turkey’s Aegean coast and nearby Greek islands. The epicenter of the quake was between the Turkish resort of Bodrum and the Greek island of Kos, a tourist hotspot that appeared to be hit the hardest. Authorities on the island reported at least two deaths and 120 injuries, though no further details were given. Many of the injuries were caused by a building collapse that left several people trapped in the rubble, authorities said. “There was a lot of screaming and crying and hysterics coming from the hotel,” Scottish diving instructor Christopher Hackland told the Associated Press. “It felt like being at a theme park with one of the illusions, an optical illusion where you feel like you’re upside down.”