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Crashes on Bulgaria Snowy, Frozen Roads Take 2 Lives Overnight

A total of two lives were claimed in five heavy car crashes that occurred overnight on roads across Bulgaria due to the bad meteorological conditions. Another six passengers suffered injuries in the hits as the lives of all of them are out of danger.

Society | January 7, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1445

Thousands of Bulgarians Party on St. John's Day

The Orthodox Church in Bulgaria honours on January 7 Saint John the Baptist, who baptized Jesus.

Society | January 7, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2456

Snow Causes Concrete Visor Collapse in Bulgaria, No Casualties

A heavy snow heap demolished a concrete slab over the door of a supermarket in Bulgaria's seaside city of Varna early on Monday, miraculously claiming no victims.

Society | January 7, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1434

Record-Low Temperatures Kill Two More in Bulgaria

Heavy snowfall and temperatures as low as minus 30 degrees Celsius claimed two more lives in Bulgaria, taking the cold snap death toll up to six.

Society | January 6, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3648

Bulgarians Celebrate St Jordan's Day Diving in Ice-Cold Waters

In the coldest of winter, young men all over Bulgaria jumped into the waters of rivers and lakes this Sunday, keeping an old tradition in commemoration of St Jordan's Day. The main ritual is performed by a priest who throws a cross into a river or a lake

Society | January 6, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 7053

Ukraine Min: Business Interests Lie behind Vanessa Shipwreck

Ukraine's transport and communications minister, Yosip Vinsky, has blamed owners of the shipwrecked Bulgarian cargo vessel Vanessa for the tragedy in the Azov Sea. According to Vinsky, who is also a head of the Ukrainian commission dealing with the incid

Society | January 5, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2700

Search for Crewmembers of Foundered Bulgarian Ship Continues

Rescuers continue to search for survivors of Bulgarian cargo vessel Vanessa, which shipwrecked in the Azov Sea on Thursday. The search was renewed after weather in the region slightly improved on Saturday.

Society | January 5, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1532

Road Carnage across Bulgaria Claims No Lives Overnight

No lives were claimed in 6 heavy car crashes reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. A total of 17 people were injured in the hits, as one of them is in critical condition.

Society | January 5, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1363

Snow Continues to Cause Havoc in Bulgaria

Eight Bulgarian municipalities are still in a state of emergency and 48 villages remain without electricity, despite weather clearing after the massive snowfalls in the first days of 2008. Arctic temperatures across the country further disrupt cleaning o

Society | January 5, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2711

Young Woman Buried in Banks' Collapse in Bulgaria

The dead body of a 22-year-old woman has been pulled from beneath the debris of a collapsed visor that used to stick out over the entries of two banks' offices in the Bulgarian coastal town of Varna, police said.

Society | January 4, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2237

Hopes Fade for Missing Sailors aboard Shipwrecked Bulgarian Vessel

Hopes of finding survivors aboard Bulgarian cargo ship Vanessa, which sank in the Azov Sea early on Thursday, are fading after two dead bodies were identified and only one of the 11 crewmembers saved. The body of senior assistant Petko Momchev was identi

Society | January 4, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1697

Search for Bulgarians in Azov Sea Suspended

Rescuers suspended the search for survivors of Bulgarian cargo ship Vanessa, which foundered in the Azov Sea early on Thursday. The search stopped because of the weather conditions, which quickly deteriorated after the rescue operation was initially rene

Society | January 4, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1365

Heavy Snow Claims Lives in Bulgaria

Two people died and another was declared missing in the wake of the heavy snow that blanketed Bulgaria earlier in the week, wreaking havoc by rendering major roads impassable and cutting power to hundreds of villages. A woman froze to death in the villag

Society | January 4, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2397

Search for Survivors of Shipwrecked Bulgarian Vessel Continues

Rescuers continue to search for survivors of Bulgarian cargo ship Vanessa, which foundered in the Azov Sea early on Thursday. The search was renewed after the weather improved, the head of Bulgaria's Maritime Administration Nikolay Apostolov said.

Society | January 4, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1274

Snow Triggers Evacuation of Children from Bulgarian Chalet

A total of 30 people, among them 12 children are to be evacuated from a chalet under Buzludzha peak in the Stara Planina range on Friday. The tourists have been stuck in the chalet since the beginning of the heavy snowfalls in Bulgaria on Tuesday but rep

Society | January 4, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1326

2 Killed in Car Crashes Overnight in Bulgaria

Two people died as six heavy car crashes were reported overnight in Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Another 12 people were injured in the hits.

Society | January 4, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 955

Passengers Stranded in Snow-Stuck Trains in Bulgaria

A total of 68 passengers are to be evacuated from a couple of trains stuck in the snow near the northern Bulgarian town of Silistra. The passengers have spent the last night in the trains, which were blocked in the snow around midnight.

Society | January 4, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2087

Bulgaria Econ Min To Probe Power Cuts after Snowfalls

Bulgaria's economy ministry has ordered a probe into the causes of the electricity cuts after snowfalls hit the country over the past two days, the ministry's press service said. "The ministry is worried by the massive and extended power cuts in some vil

Society | January 3, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1379

Bulgaria Struggling to Deal with Massive Snowfall

Despite weather clearing, the situation in parts of Bulgaria after the massive snowfalls remained critical on Thursday. A total of 11 municipalities, chiefly from the Varna, Burgas and Russe regions, have declared a state of emergency with roads snowed u

Society | January 3, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3190

7 Sailors of Shipwrecked Bulgarian Vessel Dead, Officials Claim

Seven of the 11 crewmembers of Bulgarian cargo ship Vanessa, which foundered in the Azov Sea early on Thursday, are dead, Darik Radio quoted Russian rescue officials as saying. One sailor, mechanic Nikolay Dimitrov, has been rescued during the day and ta

Society | January 3, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1785

Sofia Major Thoroughfares Cleared - Official

The main thoroughfares of Bulgarian capital Sofia have been cleared of snow, with cleaning activities focusing now on the smaller streets in the city, a top city hall official said on Thursday. "We are still to go into the small streets inside the reside

Society | January 3, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1723
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