Fire at a marina in Croatia destroys 22 boats but no injuries reported

A fire at a marina in north-western Croatia early on Wednesday destroyed 22 boats and caused huge damage, but no injuries.

An investigation is under way to determine what caused the fire at the marina in Medulin, a small town on the Istrian peninsula that is popular with tourists in the northern part of the Adriatic Sea.

Photos showed boats in the marina burning in a raging blaze. Local media said some owners jumped into the sea to escape as firefighters rushed to separate the boats still untouched by the fire.

The fire was brought under control. Authorities said they put up barriers in the sea in stop any environmental damage.

Croatia is a top European tourism destination and a favourite spot for sailing.

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