A strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea has killed at least two people on the Greek island of Kos, officials say.

The 6.7-magnitude quake hit 12km (seven miles) north-east of Kos, near the Turkish coast, with a depth of 10km, the US Geological Survey said.

On Kos, around 115 people were injured, including tourists — 12 of them seriously. Some buildings were damaged.

Turkey’s health minister said 358 were hurt in the Turkish city of Bodrum, but none seriously.

The earthquake struck at 01:31 on Friday (22:31 GMT Thursday).

The two deceased have not been named but police said that both victims were tourists — a 22-year-old from Sweden and a 39-year-old from Turkey.

They died when the roof of a popular bar collapsed, police said.

Dozens were wounded when buildings collapsed, some of them suffering broken bones, Kos regional government official Giorgos Halkidios said.

The army is supporting the emergency services with the rescue operation, he added.

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