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A car crushed by falling debris in capital Zagreb

A car crushed by falling debris in capital Zagreb

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A car crushed by falling debris in capital Zagreb

A teenager died after a strong earthquake shook Croatia and its capital, causing widespread damage and panic.

The 15-year-old was killed and there were other injuries, media reported.

The European seismological agency EMSC said the earthquake measured 5.3 and struck a wide area north of the capital Zagreb at 6.23am (5.23am UK time) yesterday.

The epicentre was four miles north of Zagreb at a depth of six miles.

Many buildings in the city cracked and walls and rooftops were damaged.

Streets were littered with debris, with concrete slabs falling on cars and chimneys landing in front of entrances.

Inside homes residents shared photos of belongings falling off shelves, broken bottles and glass.

Belfast Telegraph