A 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Croatian capital Zagreb on Sunday morning causing the death of a boy, extensive property damage and panic scenes. The earthquake, which struck Croatia in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic, was felt at 6:00 am (0500 GMT) and many residents of the Croatian capital took to the streets, according to an AFP correspondent.
The epicenter of the earthquake was 7 km north of Zagreb, according to the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSB). The earthquake left one boy, 15, dead. “We received a call about a collapsed building and discovered an unconscious boy with no signs of life,” said Zina’s emergency manager in Zagreb, Hina reported.
Firefighters in the Croatian capital announce that “people have remained buried” in the rubble, according to Hina. The Interior Ministry called on citizens to stay on the streets and not to be in a group to protect themselves from possible coronavirus infection.