Saturday 25 October 2014

Tents set up after Greek quakes

Published 04/02/2014 | 12:12

Children play in front of tents after the strong earthquake (AP Photo/Nikiforos Stamenis)

Authorities are setting up tents for those left homeless by a series of earthquakes on the western Greek island of Kefalonia.

A strong quake with a 5.7 preliminary magnitude hit Kefalonia on Monday, a week after a 5.9-magnitude temblor. Hundreds of aftershocks have shaken the island throughout the week.

Tents have been put up in a sports field near Lixouri, Kefalonia's second-largest town and the most severely hit. The town's port was severely damaged and police are allowing only emergency vehicles along the road linking it to the rest of the island for fear of rock slides.

Authorities have told residents not to approach damaged buildings.


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