Top
Begin typing your search above and press return to search.
keyboard_arrow_down
Login
exit_to_app
Why the organ donation mafia again?
access_time 29 Oct 2020 5:47 AM GMT
New French wave of Islamophobia
access_time 28 Oct 2020 5:46 AM GMT
Rise and fall of left in Bihar
access_time 28 Oct 2020 7:28 AM GMT
Who is CPI (M) trying to crack up in Kerala?
access_time 28 Oct 2020 7:10 AM GMT
exit_to_app
Homechevron_rightWorldchevron_rightThousands flee forest...

Thousands flee forest fire on Croatia party island

text_fields
bookmark_border
Thousands flee forest fire on Croatia party island
cancel

Zagreb: Some 10,000 tourists were evacuated from a popular party beach on a Croatian island after a forest fire erupted early Tuesday, police said.

Police ordered visitors to night clubs on Zrce beach on the northern island of Pag to leave after the blaze erupted in a pine forest at around 1:00 am (2300 GMT Monday), a police statement said.

No one was injured in the fire which was brought under control, the mayor of the nearby town of Novalja, Ante Dabo, told national radio.

The cause was not immediately known.

Three firefighting planes were rushed to the scene to help extinguish the blaze which spread to a local road that had to be closed.

The island of Pag and its Zrce beach are popular with young tourists, notably British, who party there.

Tourism is a pillar of Croatia's economy, with visitors flocking to hundreds of islands and islets along its stunning Adriatic coast.

Last year the country of 4.2 million people welcomed more than 19 million tourists.

Show Full Article
TAGS:
Web Title - Thousands flee forest fire on Croatia party island
Next Story