According to local media reports in Croatia, at 00: 00:15 local time on January 1, a woman from Petrinia, an earthquake-stricken area, gave birth to a baby boy named “David”.
He became Croatia’s first newborn to enter 2021.
At 12:19 on December 29, 2020, an earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale (at first rated at 6.2), the epicenter of the earthquake was in Petrinia, a small city 50 kilometers away from the capital Zagreb.
The earthquake killed 7 people and injured more than 20 people.
The Croatian government announced that January 2 would be Croatia’s day of mourning.
According to local media reports, in the 72 hours after the earthquake, there were more than 90 aftershocks in the area.
Residents of Petrinja and the surrounding area can only spend the night outdoors to avoid danger, and people from other parts of Croatia have brought food, drinking water and living materials.
At present, more than 800 firefighters from all over Croatia are also carrying out after-care work on flue dredging, roof repair, brick removal and other rehabilitation work in affected villages and towns.
The arrival of new life from the epicenter has been reported by the media in Croatia and its surrounding countries as the beginning of new hope.