Plenkovic: All emergency services deployed to Petrinja

NEWS 29.12.2020 16:58
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Andrej Plenković
Source: Goran Stanzl/PIXSELL

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Tuesday said that all the relevant services have been deployed to Petrinja and Sisak-Moslavina County to help local residents following a devastating 6.2 Richter earthquake that struck the town, adding that Petrinja needs to be evacuated.

“The army is here and the police, civil protection, firefighters, emergency medical services are arriving, the mountain rescue service from Split will be coming, military helicopters have gone to collect them,” Plenkovic told reporters in Petrinja where he arrived after hearing of the devastating earthquake that struck the town at 12.20 on Tuesday.

He added that alternative accommodation needs whose houses have been destroyed.

“Containers will be delivered so that we can move the people off the streets and move them out of Petrinja because it’s not safe to be here, said Plenkovic.

“We are sorry, This is a tragedy,” he said.

According to the latest information a young girl was killed in the quake.

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