Army to help remove consequences of hailstorm in Bosnjaci municipality

The Croatian Army will help remove the consequences of the hailstorm that hit the eastern municipality of Bosnjaci on Monday, the Defence Ministry said on Friday, noting that 50 members of the army would be helping local residents as long as necessary.

Minister Ivan Anusic made a decision to this effect at the request of the Civil Protection Directorate.

The summer storm that hit Bosnjaci on Monday, accompanied by wind, heavy rain and hail,  caused extensive property damage, damaging roofs, facades and cars, as well as crops.

Numerous benefactors have donated roof tiles to the municipality, and roofers are currently the most needed profession.

Later in the day, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic will visit the municipality. He announced earlier that the government would help the community after the local authorities make an estimate of the damage.