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Aftershocks hit six days after quake struck Croatia

Devastation: Quake-hit residents survey wrecked homes in Petrinja PICTURE: GORAN JAKUS/REX

FAMILIES have been surveying the damage to their homes as they come to terms with the devastation of an earthquake that hit the Croatian town of Petrinja.

Seven people died and 30 others were hurt when the 6.4 magnitude quake struck the town, 30 miles south-east of the capital Zagreb, on December 29.

Aftershocks continued yesterday, sparking fresh terror among residents.

The latest 4.2 magnitude tremor was felt in neighbouring areas Sisak, Glina, Majske Poljane and also in the city of Banja Luka, in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

A clean-up operation to remove debris and assist those affected by the quakes was under way in the region yesterday. Aid is also being delivered to the affected areas by several countries, including Italy.