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Dejan Lovren offers shelter to 16 families affected by earthquake in Croatia

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Former Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren offers shelter to 16 families at his hotel in Croatia following devastating earthquake near Zagreb.

Croatia was hit with a 6.3 magnitude earthquake near Zagreb on Tuesday. The town of Petrinja 28 miles southeast of the capital was worst hit.

Dejan Lovren has reached out to victims of the earthquake in Croatia by offering 16 families shelter following the tremor which has hit his homeland.

Ruins from the earthquake below;

The earthquake on Tuesday had a reported magnitude of 6.3 and struck 28 miles southeast of the nation’s capital Zagreb in Petrinja, a town of some 25,000 people, leaving one child dead and at least 20 injured.

Upon hearing the news, Lovren took to Instagram and posted up a message in Croatian offering rooms at his hotel to those most disadvantaged including families with children.

The former Liverpool defender has a hotel on the island of Pag in Novalja named after the Zenit defender’s children Josip and Elena.

The defender took to Instagram to post a message offering rooms at his hotel in Novalji.

some pictures of the hotel below;

He posted: ‘Dear citizens of Petrinja, I am making my hotel in Novalja available to the 16 most endangered families.

‘If you need temporary accommodation, contact my team at info@joelhotel.com or Whatsapp 0996769971 with your details. Advantage of families with children.’

The current Zenit and former Liverpool defender has called on families with children to be given main priority in claiming temporary accommodation at his hotel ‘There are not many hotels on the island but this is something different – unique’, he said of the hotel back in 2018.

‘It’s a beauty, I would say. It is peaceful, somewhere you can enjoy the restaurant and the swimming pool and the views at sundown are amazing.’

At least seven people including girl of 12 are killed and dozens hurt as 6.4-magnitude earthquake brings down buildings in Croatia.

Early reports claimed the earthquake caused wide damage, collapsing roofs, building facades and even some entire buildings.

The same area was struck by a 5.2 quake on Monday and several smaller aftershocks were felt Tuesday.

Officials said a 12-year-old girl died in Petrinja that was hit hardest by the earthquake. At least 20 people were hospitalised with injuries, two with serious ones, they said.

‘The centre of Petrinja as it used to be no longer exists,’ Croatria’s state HRT television said in its report. ‘One girl died and there are injuries and people inside collapsed buildings.’ 

The quake was also felt in Zagreb, where people rushed onto the streets, some of which were strewn with broken roof tiles and other debris.

Patients and medical staff were evacuated from Zagreb’s Sveti Duh Hospital, many left sitting in chairs in the street wrapped in blankets.

Croatia’s state news agency Hina said in total the quake was felt in 12 countries. At least seven people including girl of 12 are killed and dozens hurt as 6.4-magnitude earthquake brings down buildings in Croatia.

Source – Daily Mail

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