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Farm minister visits storm-battered east Croatia, vows aid for affected citizens

Deputy Prime Minister and Agriculture Minister Josip Dabro on Tuesday morning visited the eastern Croatian Vukovar-Srijem County which was severely hit by a strong summer storm and hail on Monday evening.The municipality of Bosnjaci was worst affected, and according to the local authorities, not a single house remained intact.

To make things worse, crops were battered by the hailstorm and cars and machinery were also damaged.

The acting county prefect, Franjo Oreskovic, said that a state of natural disaster would be declared, while the minister promised aid for the affected households.

Oreskovic said today that the damage caused to the local properties is 5 million euro, according to preliminary estimates.

Earlier on Monday, a short summer storm stomped through Zagreb and nearby communities toppling trees and chimneys and causing havoc to public transport in the capital city.

Emergency services and firefighters helped households to cope with the consequences of the torrential downpour and hailstorm that hit parts of Zagreb and Zagreb County.

Earlier on Monday, a supercell thunderstorm affected some areas of Slovenia.

The national weather service issued a red warning for extreme weather conditions in the wider areas of Zagreb and Osijek.