at least 45 people died in a bus crash south of Sofia

“Seven passengers were saved” and evacuated to a hospital in the capital, said the responsible for the disaster control service.

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A terrible traffic accident in Bulgaria. At least 45 people died on the night of Monday 22 to Tuesday 23 November in Bulgaria in an accident with a bus carrying nationals of North Macedonia. “Forty-five or forty-six people died” in this drama that took place around 2 a.m. (midnight French time) on the highway near the village of Bosnek, 40 km south of Sofia, announced Commissioner Nikolay Nikolov, head of the Disaster Control Service, who was speaking on public television BNT.

“Seven passengers were saved” and evacuated to a hospital in the capital, he said. The cause of the accident could not be determined at this stage. Twelve children were in the vehicle, which was coming from Istanbul and heading for Skopje, according to bTV.

“It’s a tragedy. We don’t know if all the victims are from North Macedonia, but that’s what we assume because the bus is registered in the country.”, reacted the Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev, questioned by Nova television.

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