ZAGREB, Dec 31 (Hina) – The Croatian Army early on Thursday afternoon started installing containers for the temporary accommodation of civilians in villages in the Glina area, hit by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday, the Defence Ministry said.
The containers come from Croatia’s commodity reserves and some have been donated by Austria, the ministry said, noting that the installation of containers would continue in the coming days.
Members of the Croatian Army on Thursday also put up three tent settlements in Cesko Selo near Petrinja to help with the accommodation of local residents, after they erected tents outside the Sisak Hospital, the Defence Ministry said.
Army members have put up four tents outside the Sisak Hospital, including two heated tents with 20 beds, to be used for the accommodation of patients.
Tents have also been put up at five other locations.
Defence Minister Mario Banozic said that 52 army members were deployed to Petrinja with machinery to help clear roads and public areas of rubble.
Also out in the field are 22 army members with two unmanned aerial systems as are army medical teams. Transport helicopters are on standby, ready to help, as are around 720 army members in barracks.
At the request of the Civil Protection, a field kitchen was set up at Staro Pracno in the area of Sisak and additional room has been created at the Petrinja barracks for the temporary accommodation of civilians.