At least 14 dead in earthquake in Izmir and Greece

At least 12 people died in Izmir and 2 in Greece following the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that occurred in the east of the Aegean Sea.

According to the new balance sheet given by the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD), 12 people died and 419 people were injured, 1of them drowned.

Search and rescue efforts continue in 17 buildings that were destroyed or damaged in Izmir.

Two children also died on the Greek island of Samos. The bodies of two people were found near a collapsed wall.

The earthquake was also felt in Istanbul.

Turkey is among the countries most subject to earthquakes in the world. In August 1999, more than 17,000 people lost their lives in the 7.6 magnitude earthquake centered in Izmit.