Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Tons of cadavers remain in flooded Croatia

05 June 2014, 16:12

Belgrade - Tons of animal cadavers continue to decompose in the Sava River in Croatia nearly two weeks after massive flooding, leading to complaints and concerns from residents, Zagreb daily Vecernji List said on Thursday.

"So far we removed 225 tons of animal cadavers. The smaller remainder I believe we will remove soon," the head of the state emergency service Jadranko Perinic told the newspaper.

According to estimates, some 65 tons of cadavers still pollute the hardest-hit villages, which were flooded by the Sava two weeks ago.

Villagers have been complaining that the removal was too slow and that no incineration facilities were set up, Vecernji reported.

"It can always be done better. But let's not forget that Croatia has never had a situation of this magnitude," Perinic said.

Apart from the dead animals [and] polluted water, mud and insects also pose a health hazard in areas that were flooded.

More than 120 000 cubic metres of garbage and debris also had to be cleared.

The authorities have set up decontamination points in affected areas in an effort to prevent outbreaks of infectious diseases.

In late May, record rainfall in central Balkans led to flooding that killed dozens of people in Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia.


Tags croatia

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...