The number of victims of a powerful earthquake that occurred on December 29 in Croatia has increased to six people. About two dozen more were wounded.
This is reported by the portal Index. hr.
It is known that four bodies were found in the village of Make Polyana and a 12-year-old girl died in the city of Petrinya, which is located 3 km from the epicenter of the cataclysm.
All victims are taken by nearby cities вЂ” in particular, Sisak and Zagreb. The situation is complicated by the fact that local hospitals also have patients with coronavirus.
Stronger than others affected locality Petrina вЂ” according to the mayor of Darinko of Dubovica destroyed вЂњnearly half of the city.вЂќ
From the ruins of the streets are cleared with the help of military excavators. A search and rescue operation is underway. For residents who were left homeless, they are building a temporary town for 500 people. Another 100 people will stay at the hotel.
Croatian President Zoran Milanovic, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, and ministers have already arrived in Petrinja.
The president of neighboring Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, has already offered Croatia вЂњany help.вЂќ The European Union also expressed its readiness to help вЂ” the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, instructed the European Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarcic, to go to Croatia as soon as possible.
The epicenter of today's 6.4-magnitude earthquake was 46 km southeast of Zagreb. The main shock was followed by a series of aftershocks ranging in magnitude from 3 to 4.5.