Croatia was hit hard by an earthquake. “Half the city has disappeared. It’s like Hiroshima. Please, send all the help you can,” said a shocked mayor of Petrinja, Mr Dumbovic. The hospital was hit hard. Rescue teams are still looking for survivals.
Since this morning we are in contact with the ADRA team in Croatia. Slavica Marčeta, Country Director of ADRA in Croatia, is working under difficult circumstances, also without electricity and phone connections. She is organizing the team. Right now they are looking for shelters for people from Petrinja.
Petrinja area was shaken by several aftershocks after Monday’s magnitude 5 earthquake. Today, however, a new, larger shock severely damaged the city centre. According to the Croatian Seismological Service, the magnitude of the earthquake was 6.2. Croatian media report at least seven deaths. Rescue dogs are still searching for survivors among the rubble. The quake lasted about 20 seconds and was felt by about six million people. Shaking of the ground was felt practically on the entire territory of Croatia, as well as in Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia.
People in Croatia need all possible help. Please, provide the hope through your donation directly to ADRA in Croatia:
Prilaz Gjure Deželića 77,
Bank: Zagrebačka banka, Trg Bana Jelačića 10
Photo: ADRA Croatia and Jutranji list