Holidaymakers urged to avoid earthquake-hit Lorca

Holidaymakers urged to avoid earthquake-hit Lorca

British holidaymakers to Spain are being urged to stay away from the earthquake-hit town of Lorca, near Murcia, in southern Spain

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said there were no reports of British casualties following yesterday’s double quake.

But the FCO said: “We advise against all but essential travel to Lorca while damage is being assessed and buildings made safe.”

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck on Wednesday afternoon and was followed by a further 4.7 magnitude quake about two hours later.

The clock tower in Lorca has collapsed and several of the older buildings in the town centre have also crumbled.

The earthquake was felt across the Murcia region, including Cartagena, Aguilas, Murcia, Mazarrón, Albacete and Almería.


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