Severe Storms Hit Croatia, Zagreb Firefighter Dies During Intervention

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Jura Gašparac
Jura Gašparac

Jura Gašparac

ZAGREB, July 25, 2020 – Severe storms that hit most of Croatia on Friday night made firefighters respond to numerous calls and one died in Zagreb after taking ill during an intervention, the Croatian Firefighting Association said on Saturday.

Heavy rains with strong winds struck the northern coastal area of Rijeka, Opatija and Crikvenica as well as the islands of Krk and Cres, with local firefighters responding to ten calls to remove fallen trees and branches, pump out water, repair roofs and clear roads.

In Zagreb County, firefighters responded to 15 calls, mostly to pump out water from buildings, but also to clean drains and remove fallen trees and branches.

In Varazdin County, firefighters responded to ten calls, also to pump out water and remove fallen trees and branches, including from power lines.

Situation worst in Zagreb

In the flooded capital, firefighters responded to over 100 calls to pump out water from numerous buildings and underpasses, clear drains and roads as well as remove fallen trees from them.

While pumping out water from one flat, firefighter Davor Kovacic (53) took ill and died despite a quick response from paramedics.


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