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Bulgarian Woman Dies as Tunnel Lamp Falls on Car

A lamp has fallen off the ceiling of a busy tunnel, hitting a car and killing a passenger next to the driver along Hemus motorway.

Society » Incidents | February 5, 2017, Sunday // 19:17 | Viewed: 43785

Fire Breaks Out at Harmanli Migrant Center

A fire broke out on Tuesday morning at the Harmanli reception and accommodation center in Southern Bulgaria, authorities say.

Society » Incidents | January 31, 2017, Tuesday // 13:29 | Viewed: 40089

Passenger Train Derails in Central Bulgaria

A passenger train has gone off the tracks after hitting a pile of snow in central Bulgaria, the Interior Ministry says.

Society » Incidents | January 8, 2017, Sunday // 11:18 | Viewed: 37696

Bus with 40 Japanese Tourists Evacuated after Being Stranded in NE Bulgaria

A bus stranded along the snowy roads of northeastern Bulgaria has been succeesfully evacuated after failing to go ahead along the road between Razgrad and Shumen.

Society » Incidents | January 8, 2017, Sunday // 10:44 | Viewed: 5037

'Somali Migrant' Dies While Trying to Cross Bulgaria

Border police on Monday discovered the body of a woman, possibly of Somali origin, near the village of Ravadinovo in southern Bulgaria, the Interior Ministry says.

Society » Incidents | January 2, 2017, Monday // 17:50 | Viewed: 8340

Trakia Motorway Reopened en Route to Burgas after Huge Traffic Jam

Part of the Trakia motorway area that had been sealed off for almost 24 hours was reopened on Saturday afternoon, the Road Infrastructure Agency has said.

Society » Incidents | December 31, 2016, Saturday // 16:28 | Viewed: 29254

Hundreds Stranded on Roads after Chain Crashes Near Bulgaria's Burgas

Part of Trakia motorway and a bypass route leading into Burgas will remain closed at least until the afternoon on Saturday as heavy chain-reaction crashes have left the roads jammed since Friday evening.

Society » Incidents | December 31, 2016, Saturday // 08:37 | Viewed: 7062

Sofia-Varna Bus Crashes Leaving 3 Dead

A bus has crashed into a car en route to Varna, killing three people, police say.

Society » Incidents | December 22, 2016, Thursday // 11:31 | Viewed: 28683

Bulgaria's Transport Min Names Hitrino Blast Cause

It was a draw-bar hook that punctured one of the gas tanks that derailed, cause a gas leakage in Hitrino village, Bulgarian authorities say.

Society » Incidents | December 20, 2016, Tuesday // 13:55 | Viewed: 4780

Bulgaria's Hitrino Blast: Two Train Drivers Indicted

Two of the three drivers on the cargo train whose gas tanks derailed, triggering an explosion that killed seven people, have been indicted, Bulgarian prosecuting authorities say.

Society » Incidents | December 19, 2016, Monday // 22:00 | Viewed: 4568

Removal of 'Most Dangerous' Gas Tanks Goes on in Bulgaria's Hitrino

The two "most dangerous" gas tanks among the dozen that derailed in the village of Hitrino earlier in December are yet to be defueled and and erected, Bulgaria's outgoing Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova has said.

Society » Incidents | December 19, 2016, Monday // 10:27 | Viewed: 3957

Bulgaria's Hitrino Blast: Cisterns' Removal to Begin on Thursday

The removal of cisterns which derailed on Saturday in the village of Hitrino, killing seven, is to start on Thursday, authorities say.

Society » Incidents | December 15, 2016, Thursday // 10:14 | Viewed: 4761

Car Crashes Onto Line 7 Tram Track in Bulgaria's Sofia

A car has bumped into the tracks of tramway line 7 in Bulgaria, municipal officials have said.

Society » Incidents | December 15, 2016, Thursday // 09:32 | Viewed: 25341

Bulgaria's Hitrino Blast: Derailed Train Went Beyond Speed Limit

The freight train that caused a deadly explosion after a derailment of tanks in the Bulgarian village of Hitrino was moving at an excessively high speed at the time of the incident, a probe shows.

Society » Incidents | December 12, 2016, Monday // 16:43 | Viewed: 4306

Bulgaria Mourns Hitrino Blast Victims

Bulgaria observes on Monday a day of national mourning over the incident in the northeastern village of Hitrino where seven people died after a gas explosion caused by a train derailment.

Society » Incidents | December 12, 2016, Monday // 10:42 | Viewed: 20562

Nobody Hurt as Tram Derails in Bulgaria's Sofia

A tram derailment has the Bulgarian capital Sofia, not far from the city center.

Society » Incidents | December 12, 2016, Monday // 10:14 | Viewed: 3761

Hitrino Incident: Derailed Tank 'Did Not Explode'

There was no explosion of the cistern loaded with liquefied petroleum gas that derailed on Saturday, causing a blast that killed 7 people and left 29 injured, Bulgarian firefighters' chief Nikolay Nikolov has said.

Society » Incidents | December 12, 2016, Monday // 08:38 | Viewed: 3660

Death Toll of Bulgaria's Hitrino Blast Reversed to 7

Seven and not eight people died in the explosion following a train derailment in Hitrino, northeastern Bulgaria, Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova has said.

Society » Incidents | December 12, 2016, Monday // 08:16 | Viewed: 3916

Bulgaria's Hitrino Blast Claims 8th Victim

The death toll of Saturday's train explosion in the Bulgarian village of Hitrino has increased to 8, outgoing Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said.

Society » Incidents | December 11, 2016, Sunday // 17:00 | Viewed: 3291

Bulgarian Red Cross Raising Funds over Hitrino Train Disaster

The Bulgarian Red Cross has launched a fundraising campaign to help people affected by Saturday's tragic incident in the northeastern village of Hitrino.

Society » Incidents | December 11, 2016, Sunday // 13:11 | Viewed: 5317

High Speed 'Main Hypothesis' for Hitrino Train Blast

High speed is one of the most likely reasons for the train derailment that left seven people dead and dozens injured on Saturday, Bulgaria's Deputy Chief Prosecutor has said.

Society » Incidents | December 11, 2016, Sunday // 12:40 | Viewed: 2325
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