Landslide in central Croatia destroys houses amid floods
ZAGREB, Croatia – A landslide caused by melting snow has destroyed several houses in central Croatia, sending people fleeing from their homes in panic.
The landslide in the town of Hrvatska Kostajnica happened Tuesday as Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic was attending an emergency session of the local authorities battling floods in the area. Croatian state TV says no one appears to have been seriously injured.
The broadcaster quoted eyewitnesses saying people jumped out of houses and the landslide completely destroyed several dwellings in minutes.
Dozens of houses have been flooded in the town as the river Una swelled amid warm weather that followed heavy snowfall in earlier weeks. Croatian army and emergency crews have joined the effort to battle the floods.