An earthquake in Zagreb leaves one dead and dozens injured


Yesterday, an earthquake struck the Croatian capital Zagreb, killing a 15-year-old boy, while hospitals received dozens of injured people.

The earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.3, struck Zagreb yesterday morning, causing major material damage and panic cases. The earthquake struck at 5:00 GMT, prompting many of the city’s residents to take to the streets.

“We got a call about a building that collapsed and we found a boy who is unconscious and nothing indicates that he is alive,” the Croatian News Agency quoted Zagreb Rasic, the Zagreb emergency official, as saying.

The Euro-Mediterranean Earthquake Center confirmed that the epicenter was located seven kilometers north of the capital.

In the old central Zagreb neighborhoods, the facades of some buildings collapsed, while electricity was cut off in many parts of the city. The tremor was followed by another earthquake with a magnitude of five.

The Croatian authorities urged residents who fled their homes for fear of its collapse to maintain social estrangement to reduce the risk of the spread of the Coruna virus.



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