- Title: Military deployed for Zagreb quake clear up
- Date: 22nd March 2020
- Summary: ZAGREB, CROATIA (MARCH 22, 2020) (REUTERS) SOLDIERS WEARING MASKS MARCHING IN STREET TO HELP CLEAR RUBBLE VARIOUS OF SOLDIERS CLEARING RUBBLE FROM BUILDING DAMAGED BY QUAKE VARIOUS OF RUBBLE ON SIDEWALK AND RESTAURANT OUTDOOR AREA DAMAGED BUILDING BULLDOZER CLEARING RUBBLE SOLDIERS LOADING RUBBLE ON TRUCK (SOUNDBITE) (Croatian) ZAGREB RESIDENT, ANA KEREP, 65, SAYING: "It appeared deep-blue to me and all at once it darkened and when this hit, it lightened. As if someone threw 1,000 dynamites into a hill, that's how it shook. I live on the ground floor and it all started coming down. Terror, utter helplessness." (SOUNDBITE) (Croatian) ZAGREB RESIDENT, DJURDJICA STIPANCIC, 77, SAYING: "I actually wasn't frightened much, even though it was frightening. It was like on water, all the walls went. Home was renovated, oh god! Terrible. Everything crumbled, everything toppled, everything in a pile." MAN ON PARK BENCH FEEDING PIGEONS RED CROSS WORKERS DELIVERING BOTTLED WATER VARIOUS OF RED CROSS WORKERS HANDING MEALS TO PEOPLE WITH DAMAGED HOMES MAN WEARING SHORTS AND SLIPPERS IN COLD WEATHER WAITING FOR FOOD CROATIAN PRIME MINISTER ANDREJ PLENKOVIC HOLDING NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (Croatian) CROATIAN PRIME MINISTER ANDREJ PLENKOVIC, SAYING: "Police and the army will deploy drones, we will record the condition of the roofs thoroughly from the air in order to get a full picture of the dangers. I urge everyone to walk as far away from the buildings as possible. As far as possible, because the wind may now knock down damaged tiles or parts of masonry. So now it is very important to be careful and avoid further tragedies after the quake."
- Keywords: clear up croatia damaged homes earthquake hospitals military soldiers
- Reuters ID: LVA001C64VUIV
- Location: ZAGREB, CROATIA
- City: ZAGREB, CROATIA
- Country: Croatia
- Duration: 00:02:44
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Earthquakes/Volcanoes/Tsunami
- Story Text:Military soldiers were seen on the streets of Zagreb on Sunday (March 22) helping to clear up damaged caused by a powerful earthquake earlier in the day.
Red cross workers handed out food and water to those whose homes have been damaged by the quake and infant incubators were seen being moved from a damaged hospital.
At a news conference in the capital, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic urged people to remain outside and away from damaged buildings. The advice comes as temperatures in Zagreb took a plunge.
Plenkovic also urged people to keep their distances from one another to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
Plenkovic earlier said the quake, with a magnitude of 5.3, was the strongest to hit Zagreb in 140 years. It struck 6 km north of the city and was felt across the Western Balkans.
(Production: Fedja Grulovic, Boki Babic)
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