100 people injured in Skopje earthquake

About 100 people have been injured and sought medical assistance as a consequence of an earthquake that struck Macedonia's capital Skopje.

Source: Tanjug

Most were injured while trying to leave their homes. Three have been hospitalized, including a woman who fell of a first-floor terrace, the MIA news agency has reported.

Some of those who have been injured "admitted this would not have happened had they not panicked."


The magnitude 5 earthquake struck on Sunday, and came after two weaker tremors earlier in the day. The epicenter was seven kilometers east of Skopje, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Center.

The earthquake created panic among Skopje's residents, and caused walls to crack on some buildings.


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