Dozens were burned. A coach fire in Bulgaria
At least 46 people were burned in a coach accident on the Struma highway in southwestern Bulgaria, commercial Nowa TV and Bulgarian public radio reported on Tuesday morning. Seven people are injured. According to Al Jazeera Balkans, 12 minors, including twins, are among the victims.
According to preliminary information, everyone on the bus were North Macedonian citizens. TV Nowa reports that the Bulgarian Prime Minister Stefan Janew called the Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev with information about the tragic accident.
According to television, the disaster happened near the village of Bosnek. The motorway section from the village of Daskałowo to Dolna Dikania is closed.
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Seven people were transferred to the Institute of Urgent Medical Aid in Sofia.
VIDEO: According to Al Jazeera Balkans, 12 minors, including twins, are among the victims
Among the victims are minors
52 people traveled by bus, 46 of whom are dead. According to Al Jazeera Balkans, 12 minors, including twins, are among the victims. The coach driver also died.
It’s still dark in the accident region. Authorities called for drones not to be released over the crash site.
The tragedy happened after two in the morning. The causes of the fire are already being investigated. Local media reports that the bus may have hit a curb or railing. The road section where the tragedy happened is currently closed.
wys / PAP / polsatnews.pl