Severe Bus Crash near Vakarel with 6 Victims and about 20 Injured (Updated)
A serious crash occurred in the area of Vakarel on the Trakia highway around 11 am. According to emergency information, there are currently 6 dead and about 20 injured, including a child. The exact number is still not clear because not all the victims are taken out of the vehicle. According to preliminary information, the bus traveling in the direction of Sofia was hit by a car. As a result of the impact, the bus leaves the road and rolls over to the roadside ditch. Some people have been stuck under the bus. The Ministry of Interior said report on the major road accident was filed at 11:25.
There are 14 Emergency Response teams at the scene. Trails are provided to the hospitals in Sofia for transportation of the victims. The emergency departments of the Regional Hospital, "St.Anna", "Pirogov", Military Medical Academy, ISUL, are ready to accept them, said Emergency Assistance.
The ambulances are equipped with fast-moving corridors. Because of the serious accident the Ministry of Interior called on the drivers to temporarily use routes other than Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd. to enter Sofia. Sofia Metropolitan Police teams have organized the movement of the area of entry into Sofia from the Trakia highway to provide routes for the rapid passage of medical cars to the victims of the incident. According to eyewitness information quoted by bTV, the bus is owned by Union Iconi.
It traveled from Burgas to Sofia. According to initial information the driver has been driving cautiously and is not responsible for the accident. The traffic on the Trakia highway in the direction of the capital is temporarily suspended. A bypass route is provided. Because of the crash, there are huge traffic jams in the direction of Burgas on the Trakia highway, the BNR reported from the site of the crash.
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