Kos: Sev­eral dozen build­ings un­safe due to earth­quake

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A sur­vey of the im­pact of last Friday’s 6.6 mag­ni­tude earth­quake on the is­land of Kos found that 52 build­ings have been dam­aged to the point that they have been de­clared un­safe.

The sur­vey was con­ducted over the three days im­me­di­ately after the tremor and found that 32 houses had also been deemed un­in­hab­it­able. The dam­age sur­vey by the Min­istry of In­fras­truc­ture, Trans­port and Net­works is still un­der way.

Mean­while, those who suf­fered in­juries from the earth­quake and were trans­ported to a hos­pi­tal in Irak­lio, Crete are re­cov­er­ing. Ac­cord­ing to a state­ment re­leased by the hos­pi­tal, two tourists, a 21-year-old Swede and a 23-year-old Nor­we­gian, re­main in crit­i­cal con­di­tion but are on the mend.

At Kos’s ar­chae­o­log­i­cal mu­seum, three stat­ues suf­fered some small breaks and frac­tures after fall­ing over dur­ing the earth­quake, ac­cord­ing to the Cul­ture Min­istry.

Greece’s men’s un­der-20 bas­ket­ball team is the new Euro­pean cham­pion after de­feat­ing Is­rael 6556 in Sunday’s fi­nal at Irak­lio, Crete. The se­niors start their bid to win Eurobas­ket 2017 on Au­gust 31.

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