Almost seven in ten houses inspected by engineers in the aftermath of Monday’s 5.8-magnitude quake earthquake on Crete have been declared uninhabitable.
By Friday evening, engineers had surveyed 3,172 buildings, of which 2,613 were residential. Of these, 1,784 (68.2%) were deemed unfit for habitation.
Of the 161 businesses inspected, 106 (65.8%) are unstable, as are 104 (54.7%) of the 190 places of worship and public buildings surveyed.
Engineers also deemed 184 (88.5%) of the 208 warehouses and stables they visited to be unsafe.
A string of aftershocks has hit the region since Monday.