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No Information on Injured or Dead Citizens of BiH after Earthquakes in Greece and Turkey

The embassies of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Ankara and Athens have no information that any citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina were killed in an earthquake that shook Turkey and Greece on Friday. The head of the Public Relations Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of BiH, Nebojsa Regoje, told Fena news agency that so far, none of our citizens has addressed these DCMs with a request for any help.

”The situation is being monitored by both DCMs and they are in contact with the competent authorities to help our citizens in case of need,” said Regoje.

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hit western province of İzmir, Turkey on Friday October 30, 2:51 pm local time. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said the quake had an epicentre 13 km northeast of the Greek island of Samos, Reliefweb writes.

The earthquake was felt in provinces as far as İstanbul, Bodrum, Muğla and Manisa. Soon after the initial quake, the province was shaken further by 277 aftershocks, with 24 of them more powerful than magnitude 4.0.

The quake has left severe damage to the structures and infrastructures in different areas of Bornova and Bayraklı regions of the city, pushing the residents to flee in panic into the streets. At least 17 buildings have been reported collapsed and several others damaged. Turkish Interior Ministry announced that earthquake caused 21 lives and injured 799 others.

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