More strong aftershocks jolted Athens today as the death toll from Tuesday's earthquake rose to 67 and rescue teams searched for dozens of people still thought to be trapped under the rubble.
The Health and Welfare Ministry said the dead included 12 children, some killed when their nursery collapsed.
Another 1,557 people were injured, 25 seriously, and 46 were still missing after the quake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale leveled buildings, trapping people inside. Environment ministry inspectors said 80 percent of about 1,100 buildings examined in the northern suburbs, hit hardest by the quake, were too damaged to be habitable.
The Acropolis sustained minor damage, with some small chunks of rock falling off a gate and one of the Parthenon's columns, Culture Ministry officials said. But Greece's best known tourist attraction remained open. The towering columns of the Temple of Zeus were unharmed.
A 20-member Turkish team was the first foreign unit to reach the city's most battered areas. They joined Greeks slowly chipping through concrete at a collapsed cleaning products factory in search of 30 workers.
Greek help for Turkey after its Aug. 17 quake, which killed more than 15,000 people, prompted an unexpected warming in relations between the two historical enemies.
CAPTION: Rescue workers carry Tzanis Polihandriotis, 10, from the ruins of a four-story apartment building in a northern Athens suburb one day after a strong earthquake struck the city.