A powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake rocked central Croatia on Tuesday, killing at least six people and leaving more than 20 others injured
Petrinja is a town in central Croatia near Sisak in the historic region of Banovina. Reports from Petrinja suggest that there have been fatalities in the city. Petrina has seen damage to buildings and injuries are also reported. The earthquake also caused damage to buildings in Croatia. The quake was so strong that it was even felt in Dubrovnik.
Prime Minister Andrej Plenković visited Petrinja shortly after the earthquake and tweeted that "I express my condolences to the families of those killed in Petrinja and Glina in the devastating earthquake".
Izražavam sućut obiteljima stradalih u Petrinji i Glini u razornom potresu. Nadamo se da će broj žrtava biti što manji. Sve službe su na terenu i neumorno rade te pružaju pomoć svima kojima je potrebna. Zahvaljujem svima na požrtvovnosti i trudu! pic.twitter.com/r8poDh0JuI— Andrej Plenković (@AndrejPlenkovic) December 29, 2020
"We hope that the number of victims will be as small as possible. All services are on the ground and work tirelessly and provide assistance to all who need it." He added.
Earlier this year, the Zagreb area was hit by a strong earthquake that caused substantial damage. One person died in the quake on March 22 and at least 27 others were injured.
Meanwhile, in Slovenia, authorities said that the Krsko nuclear power plant, located near the border with Croatia, was temporarily shut down following the earthquake.
This young boy was pulled from the rubble in the town of Petrinja, in Croatia after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit the country.— Sky News (@SkyNews) December 29, 2020
There are reports of at least six deaths, “many" injuries and damaged buildings near Zagreb.
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