Stars and Stripes stripes.com 29 Dec, 2020 20:45 am

6.3 earthquake kills seven in Croatia, leaves others missing

6.3 earthquake kills seven in Croatia, leaves others missing
A strong earthquake in Croatia destroyed buildings and killed at least seven people Tuesday southwest of the capital, displacing scores of area residents or making them afraid to sleep indoors as emergency teams searched for those still missing by nightfall.

Officials said a 12-year-old girl died in Petrinja, a town of some 25,000 people.At least 26 people were hospitalized, six with serious injuries, officials said, adding that many more people remained unaccounted for.Health officials said a baby was delivered in a tent in front of the hospital in the aftermath of the earthquake.3 earthquake kills seven in Croatia, leaves others missing Soldiers inspect the remains of a building damaged in an earthquake, in Petrinja, Croatia, Tuesday, Dec.

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and other government ministers arrived in Petrinja after the earthquake.“The biggest part of central Petrinja is in a red zone, which means that most of the buildings are not usable," Plenkovic said.

Read full story at stripes.com