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PM: No State Help for Latest Flood Victims

CroatiaCroatia’s Prime Minister Zoran Milanović has said that victims of the latest floods to hit the country should not expect a handout from the government…

Milanović was speaking as he toured one of the worst hit areas in the Koprivnica-Križevci County in the country’s north on Tuesday. Large parts of Croatia were under water with floods devastating homes and forcing evacuations in a number of areas. It is the second major flood in the space of just 4 months, but Milanović says they won’t be forking out compensation again.

“Gunja, Rajevo Selo and that part of the Posavina region were an exception (back in May). The embankment ruptured there and I hold the state and Hrvatske Vode (Croatia Water Works) responsible for that,” said the PM, as he congratulated local emergency teams for rallying around and doing what they did to defend homes from the latest floods.

Milanović said more needed to be done by local councils when building permits were issued, so that these disasters could be minimised.

“One cannot live and just build homes everywhere,” he said. (pic: Twitter)

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