ZAGREB, February 28, 2019 – Of the four children, who were thrown from the first floor of their house on the island of Pag by their father, three are severely injured and the fourth child — a seven-year old girl — has been hooked to a mechanical ventilator at the intensive care unit of the Zadar Hospital, the girl’s doctors told the press, adding that they would consider transporting her to Zagreb once her condition stabilised.
The 54-year-old man early on Thursday morning threw his four children, aged 3,5,7 and 8, from the first floor of their house on the Pag island. Two girls are in the intensive care unit and the other two children are in surgery.
“The condition of the seven-year-old girl is the most severe. She has numerous head and chest injuries so we had to put her on a mechanical ventilator. The child is not yet stable and we are in contact with the Health Ministry,” the head of the Intensive Care Unit, Edi Karuc, said.
He said that the girl’s eight-year old sister, who is also in the intensive care unit, is conscious and stable.
Demography, Youth and Social Policy Minister Nada Murganić will travel to Pag to get more information on this case of domestic violence.
The minister said that she would hold a news conference once she collected all information.
Early on Thursday morning, the Zadar police reported about this incident which shocked the country. A police investigation is under way.
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