At least seven dead after strong earthquake strikes central Croatia

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Casualties include girl, 12, as mayor of town of Petrinja says ‘half of the city no longer exists’

At least seven people have been killed and dozens injured after a strong earthquake hit central Croatia, destroying buildings and sending panicked people fleeing into rubble-covered streets in a town south-east of the capital Zagreb.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Center said an earthquake of 6.4 magnitude hit 28 miles (46km) from Zagreb at 12.19pm, at a depth of 10km. Initial reports said the earthquake caused extensive damage, causing roofs, building facades and entire buildings to collapse.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian

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