Lesvos to get 468,000 euros after strong earthquake


Interior Minister Panos Skourletis on Tuesday announced the allocation of 468,000 euros in aid to the island of Lesvos which suffered significant damage following a strong earthquake last Monday measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale.

The bulk of the aid – 300,000 euros – is to go toward rebuilding infrastructure such as damaged roads, Skourletis said. The remaining 168,000 euros is will be paid out as compensation for damages incurred due to the impact of the refugee crisis on the island, in line with a decision by Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas, a statement by the Interior Ministry said.

A total of 837 buildings on the island have been deemed unstable following checks conducted by state engineers in the wake of last week’s earthquake.