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At least 46 dead in a bus accident in Bulgaria

In a serious bus accident in Bulgaria, 46 people were killed, including several children, according to a report.

Sofia – According to a report by the official BTA news agency, at least 46 people were killed in a serious bus accident in Bulgaria. The accident occurred on the night of Tuesday (November 23, 2021) on the Struma motorway about 40 kilometers south of the capital Sofia, as BTA reported, citing the Ministry of the Interior. Children are also among the victims. Several injured were taken to a hospital in Sofia.

According to the report, the bus had rammed a guardrail shortly after 2 a.m. (3 a.m. CET) for reasons that remained unexplained and then rolled over. According to initial findings, there were so few survivors because the bus was on fire. It was initially unclear whether he had caught fire before the accident or if he rolled over and then went up in flames.

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A total of around 50 passengers and two drivers were on the bus, reported the state radio with reference to the police. According to the report, the victims are mainly Albanians. According to the BTA, the bus was registered in Skopje, came to Bulgaria from Turkey and was on its way to North Macedonia.

The attorney general’s office started an investigation into the cause of the accident. Bulgaria’s interim Prime Minister Stefan Janew contacted the North Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev by phone. Janew also wanted to go to the scene of the accident. (dpa)

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