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European Commission following situation in Croatia after earthquake, offers assistance

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ZAGREB, March 22 (Hina) – The European Commission said on Sunday that it was following the developments in Croatia after Zagreb was hit by a few strong quakes and was ready to provide assistance to the country.

The Crisis Management Commissioner Janez Lenarcic said today that the Emergency Response Coordination Centre was in contact with Croatia’s authorities.

The three strong quakes rocked Zagreb and the wider area in the morning. The first tremor with 5.5 magnitude was the strongest. There were two subsequent tremors with magnitudes 5.0 and 3.7. According to first reports, a child in Zagreb was severely injured, and some residents remained trapped in their homes.

Damage is substantial.

More details about the earthquake here.

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