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Greece Earthquake
Rubble sit outside a bar where two people have been killed after an earthquake in Kos on the island of Kos, Greece Friday, July 21, 2017. Greek authorities said two tourists killed in the overnight quake are from Turkey and Sweden.(AP Photo/Michael Probst)

An earthquake struck the Greek islands, injuring nearly 400



A 6.5-magnitude earthquake that hit the Greek Islands left two people dead and more than 350 injured, local authorities confirmed.

The epicenter was near the island of Kos near Turkey. Scenes of rubble were commonplace.

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Greece, killing 2 and injuring more than 350

Officials said the two people killed were from Turkey and Sweden. Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Hakan Cavusoglu identified the victim as Sinan Kurdoglu.

"All of our state's institutions are here for our citizens," he added.

"The rest of the island has no problem. It's only the main town that has a problem," Kos Mayor Giorgos Kyritsis told state-run Greek media. "The buildings affected were mostly old, and were built before the earthquake building codes were introduced."

The European Union has provided resources, including emergency equipment, personnel and satellite imagery, to help Greek officials deal with the quake's aftermath.

The bloc's commissioner for humanitarian aid, Christos Stylianides, offered condolences and reaffirmed the EU's "full support" to Greece.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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