If you've got a holiday to Greece and Turkey booked, you may be wondering if it's still safe to travel. A 6.7 magnitude earthquake has just hit the region, leaving at least two dead and more than 100 injured. The epicentre was south of Bodrum, Turkey and east of Greece’s Kos island. The two areas are popular with British holidaymakers and Welsh tourists caught up in it have described the panicked scenes. Greek police say a Turkish and Swedish tourist have been killed after a nightclub collapsed.
Passengers are facing "chaos" as Britain's airports and air traffic controllers deal with the busiest day in UK aviation history with the start of the summer getaway. Travellers were told to be patient and expect crowds and queues before boarding as 8,800 planes arrive, depart or fly over the country in a 24-hour span. Flight numbers were expected to peak between 6am-8am and 4pm-7pm.
Tourists planning trips to Aegean Sea destinations affected by a 6.7-magnitude earthquake are wondering whether it is safe to go ahead with their holiday. British tour operators were busy trying to find out Friday morning if resorts were damaged and if customers currently in Kos and other hotspots needed to be flown home early. A number of UK tourists have told how they were waiting for more information from their hotels or tour companies after camping outside overnight.
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Selecting a term
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