Share this article

print logo

GREEK QUAKE SURVIVORS DRENCHED AS RAIN MOVES IN

Rain added to the misery of thousands of homeless Greeks Thursday as the survivors of a powerful earthquake struggled to find shelter away from houses deemed too dangerous to enter, while authorities raised the quake's death toll to 83.

Rescue workers pulled a woman from the wreckage of a flattened detergent factory but said no sounds were emanating from the debris or from the site of a destroyed appliance showroom they were also searching.

Encouraged by words through the rubble from her husband, Evi Vassilopoulos was pulled from debris by French rescuers about 46 hours after being buried by the quake.

She had been found in the night by a sniffer dog.

The Health and Welfare Ministry said the number of dead from Tuesday's quake had risen to 83. Some 1,600 were taken to hospitals for treatment, and 380 remained there.

There are no comments - be the first to comment