Government vows to rebuild quake-hit village


Greece’s government has vowed to rebuild the region devastated by an earthquake on Monday.

Infrastructure Minister Christos Spirtzis, who was on Tuesday visiting the village of Vrisa on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos, said that the reconstruction effort will not upset the area’s traditional architecture.

Authorities said that a team of 80 engineers from the infrastructure ministry were surveying the damage following the 6.1 magnitude quake that left one woman dead and more than 800 people displaced.

An estimated 75 percent of the buildings in Visa have suffered extensive damage, officials said.

Authorities have declared a state of emergency on the island.