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Kos Earthquake: Seriously injured Greeks and tourists flown to hospitals in Athens & Crete

A total of seven people, Greeks and tourists of several nationalities have been flown to hospitals in Athens and on the island of Crete.

The air transfer of four people seriously injured when the earthquake stroke the island of Kos concluded early Friday morning. Four of the seriously injured have been transferred to the University Hospital PAGNI in Herakleio, on the island of Crete.

One of the injured has suffered multiple traumas, is intubated.  Two people suffered fractures in the legs, one has been injured in the eye.

According to Skai TV, the injured transferred to Crete are:

  • Two Norwegian nationals: female, 23, and male, 22.
  • Two Greek nationals: female, 25,  and male, 37.

The director of PAGNI hospital told local Cretapost.gr that the intubated patient has suffered brain hemorrhage and his condition is considered as “critical”.

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One of the injured had to undergo amputation of one leg, while also the other leg has traumas as well.

Both cases are considered as ‘very serious’.

Another patient suffered serious fractures, and one a serious injure in the eye.

Three more people were transferred to Thriasio Hospital in Athens. They all have fractures, private Skai TV reported Friday noon..

One of the injured is Greek, one is an Albanian national. The ‘nationality’ of the third injured is given as “Scandinavian female.”

Her husband told media that she was wounded when a piece from a building fell on her leg during the earthquake.

The Albanian national has suffered serious fractures in the pelvis and the spinal cord.

KTG understands that the majority of the seven people suffered their injuries when the roof and a wall of a bar collapsed during the earthquake that stroke at 1:31 a.m. Friday. Cretapost reports that those transferred to Herakleion hospital were at the said bar in the old city of Kos.

A 27-year-old Swedish national and a 39-year-old Turkish national, both males, were killed on the spot.

A total of at least 120 people were mostly slightly injured during the earthquake that caused the most serious damages in the port of Kos. Majority of the injured left the hospital after receiving first aid.

The earthquake stroke in the peak of tourist season with many foreign and Greek tourists to visit the island.

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One comment

  1. this is tragedy…. I feel so sorry for all of the victims…