At the least seven individuals have been killed on Tuesday within the extreme earthquake in Croatia. As well as, no less than 26 individuals have been injured, native authorities mentioned. Six of them have suffered critical accidents.
Tuesday afternoon’s earthquake had a magnitude of 6.4 and was additionally felt in different nations. The epicenter of the quake was in Petrinja, a village about 50 kilometers from the Croatian capital Zagreb. There have been aftershocks all day lengthy, one in every of which was nearly as highly effective because the quake itself.
The state of affairs in Petrinja is “very critical”, in accordance with the Croatian Purple Cross. Many buildings have been broken or collapsed. The mayor tells native media that half the town has been destroyed by the quake. The cities of Sisak and Glina have additionally been affected.
Among the many killed victims is a woman of twelve years previous. The dying toll should rise. Rescue staff seek for victims and are assisted by the military. A number of individuals have been taken from underneath the rubble alive.
Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, who traveled to the affected space instantly after information of the quake, says individuals ought to be evacuated as a result of Petrinja is at present unsafe. It isn’t clear what number of residents want secure shelter.
Tuesday’s earthquake is the second in a short while for Croatia. On Monday, a quake was additionally noticed within the neighborhood of Petrinja. It had a magnitude of 5.2.
Minister Stef Blok (International Affairs) leaves by way of Twitter know that the ideas of the Netherlands are with Croatia and the victims and their households. “The Netherlands is able to help Croatia in coping with the aftermath of this horrible catastrophe,” he writes.