Earthquake Strikes Turkey and Greece Killing 14

Earthquake Strikes Turkey and Greece Killing 14

Cordelia Peterson, Writer

A 7.0 earthquake in The Aegean Sea killed 14 people across Turkey and Greece. Over 500 people were injured in the earthquake which spanned over 200 miles rattling many areas. The quake caused much destruction, trapping many under debris.
Izmir, one of the hardest hit cities, sent a 250 person search and rescue team to try and rescue people. Two teenagers were standing next to a wall that collapsed on them killing them both.
Emergency teams continued digging all day looking under at least 17 buildings saving many lives. One person was found after being stuck for over 6 hours. After a few hours it became clear that the dust and smoke was there to stay.
ERT officials say that there could be after shock for up to a few weeks and it should be expected that more buildings will fall. This news caused some to evacuate.
Greece and Turkey even agreed to work together to repair the damage even though in the past they have tried to stay clear of one another. Their teamwork and cooperation is what made the rescue missions succeed.
While many have been rescued and took to a safe place many people still remain trapped. Search and rescue will continue to look for more people but its a given that there will be more deaths. Hopefully, everyone can be found in the next few days.