More than 4,000 houses damaged in Serbia quake

Authorities say more than 4,000 houses have been reported damaged in an earthquake this week in Serbia that killed two people and injured dozens.

Last Updated: Nov 04, 2010, 20:53 PM IST

Belgrade: Authorities say more than 4,000
houses have been reported damaged in an earthquake this week
in Serbia that killed two people and injured dozens.
Police official Predrag Maric says 22 elderly people have
been moved to a municipal center while many people have sought
temporary housing with friends and neighbors.

Maric said today that experts will assess the damage
before reconstruction work can start in and around the central
town of Kraljevo.

The 5.3-magnitude earthquake hit the area last morning,
sending people fleeing from their homes in panic. The tremor
was felt throughout the country.
Authorities say schools in Kraljevo remain closed today.
There still is no drinking water but electricity has been
mostly restored.

PTI