17 Croatian army servicemen and machinery to help in debris removal in Slovenia

ZAGREB, 8 Aug (Hina) – Seventeen troops and engineering machinery were on Tuesday sent from the Karlovac military barracks to Slovenia to help in clean-up in the flood-ravaged areas, the Croatian defence ministry reported.
They will assist in the debris removal in the valley of the Savinja River.
Record high amounts of rain in a day fell in Slovenia last Friday, and the extreme weather and flooding have taken six lives and caused huge material damage.
Over the weekend, a Croatian Air Force helicopter was engaged in efforts in Lendava to build concrete flood barriers.
On Monday, the Croatian government held a conference call to approve the additional assistance for the flood-affected areas in the neighbouring country and to give a greenlight for army troops to cross the border with Slovenia to help locals in clean-up in the wake of the worst flooding recorded so far in Slovenia.
The ministry also offered condolences over the casualties.

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