Horrific Tragedy: Bus Crashes in Bulgaria, Catches Fire, Killing at Least 45 People; Including 12 Children

Bus crashes, catches fire in Bulgaria; at least 45 dead
Bus crashes, catches fire in Bulgaria; at least 45 dead (Images: Screenshot/YouTube/Reuters)

Authorities and local media reported that a bus returning to North Macedonia from a tourism destinations trip to Istanbul managed to crash and caught fire in western Bulgaria early Tuesday, killing at least 45 individuals.

According to authorities, the accident happened around 2 a.m., and among the victims were children. Seven people have been taken to hospitals for medical attention.

Although the cause of the crash was not immediately determined, it appeared that the bus collided with a highway guard rail, crashed, and caught fire.

Bulgarian Caretaker Prime Minister Stefan Yanev, who also visited the crash site, called it a “huge tragedy.”

North Macedonia’s president, Stevo Pendarovski, called it a “horrific accident” in a statement posted online, and said he expects authorities to conduct a full investigation to determine the “causes and responsibility for the tragedy.”

Source: The Post


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