BREAKING: Multiple DEAD, Hundreds Injured- Death Toll Is RISING

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At least two people have been killed and hundreds have been injured after a 6.7 magnitude earthquake rocked the Greek Island of Kos early Friday, according to officials.

At least two people — a Swedish and a Turkish national — have died, Mayor George Kyritsis told reporters.

Many buildings sustained structural damage from the earthquake.

“The buildings affected were mostly old and were built before the earthquake building codes were introduced,” Kyritsis said.

The coast guard announced the island’s port was part of the structural damage, Fox News reported.

The 6.7-magnitude earthquake was centered six miles south of Bodrum, Turkey, and 10 miles east-northeast of Kos, according to the U.S. Geological Survery.

According to Turkish disaster officials, more than 120 aftershocks have been recorded.

At least five people on Kos were seriously injured after the quake hit, South Aegean region Gov. George Hadjimarkos told Greek TV channel Skai.

Hadjimarkos said that the two fatalities occurred when the roof collapsed at a bar in a 1920s building in the old part of Kos. That area of town is known for its bars and is popular with tourists.

About 200,000 tourists were on the island at the time of the quake, according to Konstantina Svinou, president of the Hoteliers Association of Kos. Svinou told local broadcaster ERT that ferries are currently unable to dock at the port of Kos due to damage and that local authorities are working to restore services.

The BBC reported a small tsunami occurred on the Turkish coast.

Greece and Turkey lie in an especially earthquake-prone zone.

This is a developing story.

Our hearts and prayers go out to everyone involved.

God Bless.

Dean James III% AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS

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