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Breaking News: Four killed in 7.0 magnitude in Turkey and Greece

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Four people have been killed and 120 injured after a category 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Turkey and Greece earlier today.

The Local authorities have also issued a tsunami warning and told residents to stay away from coast lines, although it is unclear the severity of the flooding.

Turkey’s Health Minister Fahrettin Altun released a statement through Twitter and claimed that “President (Erdogan) has given orders for all relevant government agencies to contribute to rescue efforts.”

It is thought the epicenter of the earthquake was Turkey’s Izmir province, in the North of the country, where the rescue mission has already begun amid fears that the death toll could rise.

Both Turkey and Greece sit on fault lines and earthquakes are common within the region.

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