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No less than 45 individuals killed in bus accident in Bulgaria

A few dozen youngsters had been on the bus as seven passengers had been saved and brought to a hospital, the inside ministry says.

No less than 45 individuals have died in an in a single day bus accident on a freeway south of the Bulgarian capital.

The reason for Tuesday’s accident on a freeway 40km (26 miles) from Sofia was but to be decided.

“Forty-five or 46 individuals had been killed,” Nikolay Nikolov, head of the Fireplace Security and Civil Safety Division below the Ministry of Inside, informed public broadcaster BNT.

“Seven passengers had been saved” and brought to a hospital within the capital, he added.

In response to the bTV channel, 12 youngsters had been on board the bus, which was going from Turkey’s important metropolis of Istanbul to Skopje in North Macedonia.

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, who reportedly needed to go to the scene of the crash, mentioned the victims had been in all probability fellow Macedonians.

“We don’t know if all of the victims are from North Macedonia, however we assume so as a result of the bus is registered within the nation,” he informed Nova TV.

The state prosecutor’s workplace has launched an investigation.

The scene of the accident, the place a bus with North Macedonian registration plates caught hearth on a freeway, close to the village of Bosnek, Bulgaria [Stoyan Nenov/Reuters]

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