Ebene News – CA – At least 7 dead after 6 Magnitude 3 earthquake hits Croatia

A severe earthquake in Croatia destroyed buildings and killed at least seven people on Tuesday southwest of the capital, displacing many locals or scaring them to sleep in the interior as emergency teams searched for those still missing after dark

The European Mediterranean Seismological Center said magnitude 63 earthquakes struck 46 kilometers (28 miles) southeast of Zagreb just before 12:20 p.m. local time It caused extensive damage in the hardest-hit town of Petrinja The same area was hit by a 52 magnitude earthquake on Monday

Officials said a 12-year-old girl died in Petrinja, a town of about 25,000. Six more people were killed in nearly destroyed villages near the town, according to state-run HRT At least 26 people were hospitalized, including six seriously injured, officials said, adding that many more were still missing

In Petrinja, screams could be heard under destroyed houses Woman was found alive around four hours after the earthquake Emergency teams used rescue dogs to search for survivors, while family members looked desperately

“My town has been completely destroyed We have dead children,” Petrinja mayor Darinko Dumbovic said in a statement released by HRT “It’s like Hiroshima – half the city no longer exists”

Firefighters worked to remove debris from a collapsed building that fell on a car A man and a little boy were eventually rescued from the vehicle and taken to an ambulance

The town was left without electricity or running water as officials scrambled to set up temporary housing for all displaced residents in need Residents fearing another earthquake appeared set to spend the night in outside their homes

“It was horrible, a shock You don’t know what to do, if you have to miss or hide somewhere,” she told The Associated Press

“Most of central Petrinja is in a red zone, which means most of the buildings are not usable,” Plenkovic said

He said the military has 500 barracks ready to house people, while others will be accommodated in hotels and other places nearby

Officials also visited a damaged hospital in the nearby town of Sisak, which was also badly affected Plenkovic said patients would be evacuated in army helicopters and ambulances

Health officials say a baby was delivered in a tent outside the hospital following the earthquake

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Twitter that she spoke to Plenkovic and instructed an envoy to visit Croatia as soon as possible

As a Mediterranean country Croatia is prone to earthquakes, but not earthquakes The last severe earthquake struck in the 1990s when the picturesque village of Ston on the Adriatic coast was destroyed

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Croatian seismologist Kresimir Kuk described the earthquake as “extremely strong”, much stronger than one that hit Zagreb and surrounding areas in the spring He warned people not to enter the potentially fragile old buildings and move to newer areas of the city due to the aftershocks

The earthquake was felt across the country and in neighboring Serbia, Bosnia and Slovenia It was felt as far away as Graz in southern Austria, the Austrian news agency reported

Slovenian authorities say Krsko nuclear power plant has been temporarily closed following the earthquake The plant is jointly owned by Slovenia and Croatia and located near their border

In a tweet on Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canadians “stand behind all those affected by the devastating earthquake in Croatia”

“We are with you, and we are ready to offer you any help you may need to help you recover and rebuild,” he wrote

Canadians stand with everyone affected by the devastating earthquake in Croatia We are with you and we are ready to offer you any assistance you may need to help you recover and rebuild https: // tco / KkCMtw1rIu

“Our hearts go out to all those affected by the violent earthquake,” he wrote in a tweet “Sending our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims”

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Ebene News – CA – At least 7 dead after 6Magnitude 3 earthquake hits Croatia

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