Six death and many injured following earthquake in Croatia

Updated 09:53 PM

A 12-year-old girl died while many are being reported injured.

Earthquake Croatia
Debris are seen on a street following an earthquake, in Zagreb, Croatia March 22, 2020. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Petrinja in Croatia struck by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake.

A 12-year-old girl died while many are being reported injured. Petrinja the epicentre of the earthquake is 31 miles from Zagreb. Five more people died in the areas of the town of Glina.

Reports are claiming that the hospital in Petrinja is amongst the damaged buildings.

The earthquake could be felt from the Croatian capital Zagreb. According to Reuters, tremors were felt in neighbouring countries Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Petrinja’s mayor, Darinko Dumbovic, said on a local TV broadcast, “Half of the city no longer exists. The city has been demolished, the city is no longer liveable. We need help.”

The GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences reported that the earthquake struck at a depth of 10km (6 miles).

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake hit central Croatia on Monday.

In March, an earthquake had devastated Zagreb during the coronavirus lockdown.

5.2 Earthquake strikes Croatia
5.2 Earthquake strikes Croatia