PM Plenkovic: Unrealistic to Expect All to be Shipshape Immediately after Quake

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Marc Rowlands
Marc Rowlands

Plenkovic, who gave an interview on Tuesday evening after he again visited the quake-stricken towns of Sisak, Glina, Petrinja and their environs, said that the extent of the damage made by the magnitude 6.2 tremor had been bigger than it seemed immediately after it had happened.

He also said that it was unrealistic to expect things to get shipshape in Sisak-Moslavina County within a few days after such an earthquake, thus dismissing claims about a lack of coordination of efforts to deal with the aftermath of the quake.

Plenkovic also praised the Croatian people for showing solidarity with Sisak County’s inhabitants and for the full engagement of all services on the ground.

Medved: Nobody will be left alone

The head of the task force to deal with the aftermath of the December 29 earthquake, Minister Tomo Medved, told the Croatian Radio on Wednesday that nobody would be left alone in the quake-hit area. He called on the people in the affected area to have patience and trust in the institutions of Croatia.

Our services will visit all the families in the area and we are seeking solutions for their accommodation, Medved said reassuring them that the authorities were redoubled efforts to expedite the provision of container homes.

Croatian Mountain Rescue Service (HGSS) head Josip Granic said the service had stepped up its activities in the region due to the inclement winter conditions.

He said that the situation was stabilising lately.



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