A 15-year-old boy has been killed and dozens of people have been injured after a powerful earthquake rocked Croatia’s capital, Zagreb.
The 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck at about 6.23am (5.23am GMT) on Sunday, sparking blazes, cracking buildings and crushing automobiles. Zagreb’s iconic cathedral was additionally broken with the highest of one of its two spires collapsing.
The Croatian authorities stated the earthquake was adopted by a quantity of smaller tremors
The nation’s prime minister, Andrej Plenkovi?, stated the earthquake was the largest in Zagreb within the final 140 years.
Inside Minister Davor Bozinovic warned people to adjust to social distancing measures, at the same time as they had been attempting to beat the quake injury.
We wanted to ‘maintain their distances’ and keep away from gathering the place attainable. We are going through two severe crises’, he stated, ‘the earthquake and the epidemic’.
‘There are guidelines for when there may be an earthquake, however when there may be an earthquake on the similar time when there’s a international pandemic, then it is a way more complicated scenario.’
The federal government has appealed for everybody to ‘keep calm’ and ‘maintain their distances’ in the course of the disaster.
‘We attraction to the residents of the town of Zagreb who got here out after the earthquake,’ they wrote on Twitter. ‘Maintain an area!’
‘We all know you are upset, however take note the scenario we are all in. Comply with the directions of the town providers and related establishments, however first of all, as soon as once more, area.’
Croatia has 235 confirmed instances of coronavirus to this point. People have already been informed to keep away from public areas, resembling parks and public squares.
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