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Saudi Arabia Expresses Sorrow over Losses of Life in Turkey Quake

Saudi Arabia Expresses Sorrow over Losses of Life in Turkey Quake

Friday, 30 October, 2020 - 18:30
People search for survivors at a collapsed building after a strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea where some buildings collapsed in Izmir, Turkey, Oct. 30, 2020. (Reuters)

Saudi Arabia expressed on Friday its sorrow over the losses of life from the earthquake that struck Turkey’s Izmir region.


In a statement, the Foreign Ministry wished the injured a speedy recovery.


A strong earthquake struck Friday in the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos, killing at least 14 people and injuring hundreds amid collapsed buildings and flooding.


A small tsunami struck the Seferihisar district south of Izmir, the city in western Turkey that was the worst affected.


At least 12 people were killed in Izmir, Turkey’s third-largest city.


On Samos, two teenagers died after being struck by a wall that collapsed.


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