Ebene News – FI – Aftershocks prevent people from entering homes in Croatia

PETRINJA, Croatia (AP) – Aftershocks rocked central Croatia on Wednesday, a day after 6A magnitude 3 earthquake killed at least seven people, injured dozens and left several towns and villages in ruins

The strongest, 4A magnitude 7 earthquake was recorded near the heavily damaged town of Petrinja, about 40 kilometers southeast of the capital, Zagreb Many people had spent the night in tents, their cars or military barracks

Neven Pavkovic, a resident, said the aftershocks kept him awake: “It was a difficult night, I slept for maybe half an hour”

In the hard-hit village of Majske Poljane, where five people died, a little boy was sleeping in a van on a chilly morning

Sobs of villagers said they had received blankets, food and other aids, but did not know what to do next The rain that fell overnight transformed the dust from the rubble to mud, adding to the difficulties

“We can’t say ‘Hello’, that’s not good,” Petrinja mayor Darinko Dumbovic told Croatian radio “We had the third and fourth tremors this morning, short but strong What did not fall before are now ruins of Petrinja “

Pope Francis prayed for the victims At the end of his weekly audience he said: “I pray especially for those who have died and for their families”

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said the government would declare a day of national mourning on Saturday As the government abolished an inter-county travel ban imposed during the holidays due to the coronavirus pandemic, Plenkovic called for respect for other measures

“We are still fighting COVID-19, it wouldn’t be good to relax now,” Plenkovic said at a government session

Officials said a 12-year-old girl died in Petrinja, a town of about 25,000 At least 26 people have been hospitalized with injuries

Tuesday’s earthquake, the strongest in Croatia since the introduction of the modern seismic measurement system, was felt across the region, including neighboring Bosnia, Serbia and Slovenia

AP editors Dusan Stojanovic and Jovana Gec contributed from Belgrade, Serbia, and Colleen Barry from Milan

Petrinja

Ebene News – FI – Aftershocks prevent people from entering their homes in Croatia

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