FM sends sympathy message over victims of earthquake in Turkey, Greece

An aerial photo made with a drone shows rescue workers and people search for survivors at a collapsed building after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in the Aegean Sea, at Bayrakli district in Izmir, Turkey, 31 October 2020. ERDEM SAHIN/PAP

Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau on Friday evening extended his sympathy and solidarity to the families of people killed in Turkey and Greece after a strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea on Friday.

"I would like to express my sincere condolences to the families and relatives of the victims of the earthquake that struck Greece and Turkey. Please accept our deepest sympathy and solidarity," Rau wrote.

Friday's strong earthquake was felt in both Greece and Turkey. On the Greek island of Samos two teenagers, a boy and a girl, were found dead. In Turkey, according to recent reports, at least 12 people have died and around 400 are injured.