Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes Croatia; 5 deaths reported

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A strong earthquake in central Croatia has destroyed buildings in a town southeast of the capital and caused at least five deaths. The European Mediterranean Seismological Center says the magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit southeast of Zagreb. Initial reports say the earthquake caused considerable damage, collapsing entire buildings. Officials say at least 20 people have been hospitalized with injuries. Croatia’s prime minister says most of the buildings in the center of the hardest-hit town of Petrinja are uninhabitable. The quake also badly damaged a hospital in another town.