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Croatia suffered new earthquakes a day after the earthquake that left seven dead: survivors still rescued under the rubble


#Damaged house in #Glina (#Reuters)

#Central #Croatia was shaken by new earth tremors this #Wednesday, the day after a violent earthquake that left at least seven dead, damaged hundreds of homes and deprived entire neighborhoods of electricity.

#According to the #American #Institute of #Geophysics (USGS), two earthquakes of magnitude 4.8 and 4.7 in the #Sisak region, southeast of #Zagreb, a few minutes apart after 5:15 GMT. #No damage was reported.

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#Authorities declared this #Saturday a national day of mourning in honor of the victims of the 6.4 magnitude earthquake that on #Tuesday destroyed houses and buried cars under mountains of rubble in the center of the country and was also felt in neighboring countries.

“The horror at #Petrinja,” headlined the #Croatian press. “A disastrous year ends with the destruction” of a region, read the front page of one media outlet. #Rescuers worked tirelessly to search for possible survivors in the ruins of collapsed buildings..

#In fear of aftershocks, many inhabitants spent the night in their vehicles, and another 200 took refuge in a barracks.

#In #Petrinja, #Sinisa #Sremic, 53, drinks a beer on a bench in a park right in front of her house. “I spent the night in a sleeping bag in a nearby market. #My apartment is upside down. There is still no electricity, ”he told AFP.

#Mountain rescuers who have searched more than 80 villages in the disaster area have found no new victims, the head of this unit, #Josip #Granic, told reporters.

Rubble after the earthquake in Petrinja, one of the most affected cities (Reuters)
#Rubble after the earthquake in #Petrinja, one of the most affected cities (#Reuters)

#Tuesday’s earthquake caused seven dead, including a 13-year-old teenager, according to the local press. #Other five people died in #Majske #Poljane, in the neighboring town of #Glina, according to official sources. The seventh victim was found under the rubble of a church in the town of #Zazina. #According to the local priest quoted by the agency #Hina#It was the organist who went to repair the instrument damaged in the previous earthquake.

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#About twenty people were injured, according to the #Croatian police.

A 5.3 earthquake shook the #Croatian capital in #March, causing significant material damage.

The #Balkans are an area of ​​strong seismic activity.

– #Message from the #Pope –

#Hundreds of buildings, houses, administrative establishments and schools were damaged. The #Petrinja and #Sisak neighborhoods remain without power since #Wednesday.

#Pope #Francis expressed his solidarity with the country of 4.2 million inhabitants, the vast majority of them #Catholic. “I pray especially for those who have lost their lives,” he said. “I hope that the authorities of the country, with the help of the international community, can soon alleviate the suffering of the dear #Croatian people,” he added.

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Damage to Petrinja (Reuters)
#Damage to #Petrinja (#Reuters)

The #Croatian government was due to meet on #Wednesday to determine the aid to be given to the affected region and the arrival of #European #Commissioner for #Crisis #Management, #Janez #Lenarcic, was expected.

#Brussels plans to send help with “winter tents, electric heaters, beds and sleeping bags, as well as containers that can be used as shelters,” #Lenarcic said on #Twitter.

(#With information from EFE)





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##Croatia #suffered #earthquakes #day #earthquake #left #dead #survivors #rescued #rubble

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