At least one person killed and buildings damaged after Greek island earthquake

At least one person killed and buildings damaged after Greek island earthquake

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At least one person was killed and buildings damaged as a strong earthquake struck off the western Greek island of Lefkada today.

The epicentre of the magnitude 6 quake was eight miles west of Lefkada in the Ionian Sea, the Athens Geodynamic Institute said.

Police said a 59-year-old woman had been killed when her house collapsed after being struck by a falling rock in the coastal village of Ponti.

A local resident said a second woman had been crushed to death in a stable in the mountain village of Athani, Reuters reported.

The quake also damaged the main road in the southwestern part of the island.

The US Geological Survey registered the quake as magnitude 6.5.

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