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Prime Minister Janez Janša: Slovenia offered its help to Croatia following the destructive earthquake

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 shook the wider area of Zagreb at around 12.20 today, the epicentre of which was near the Croatian town of Petrinja, which is reported to have suffered significant material damage. Based on the known information, the earthquake killed at least one person, and at least 20 are injured, report the Croatian media. The earthquake was also felt in the whole of Slovenia.

Prime minister Janez Janša

Prime minister Janez Janša | Author KPV

Prime Minister Janez Janša spoke with the prime minister of Croatia, Andrej Plenković, today, and offered the aid of Slovenia in everything they urgently need following the destructive earthquake in Petrinja and its vicinity.

“The RS civil protection service is ready and in direct contact with the people in Croatia,” added Prime Minister Janez Janša. “Slovenia is sending Croatia the most vital supplies: heated mobile units, accommodation containers, heated tents, and generators. The first aid will arrive today. We would like to express our condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of the earthquake, and show our complete solidarity with Croatia,” wrote Prime Minister Janez Janša.

According to the most recent information, the earthquake that occurred in Croatia did not cause any significant damage in Slovenia. “We have noticed many damaged facades on buildings, church spires, and chimneys of houses,” wrote the prime minister on Twitter, and said that we will carry out a national exercise in 2021 for safe interventions in the event of an earthquake.