Tragedy on “Struma” Highway: Passenger Bus Caught Fire, Leaving at 45 Dead Including Children

Society » INCIDENTS | November 23, 2021, Tuesday // 08:27
Bulgaria: Tragedy on “Struma” Highway: Passenger Bus Caught Fire, Leaving at 45 Dead Including Children Pixabay

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Tragedy on “Struma Motorway”. A passenger bus with North Macedonian registration caught fire near the village of Bosnek. Investigators confirmed 45 dead, including children.

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According to initial data, 4 buses of a tourist company from the Republic of North Macedonia entered the country through the Kapitan Andreevo checkpoint. They traveled to Istanbul.

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Shortly before the tragic accident, the buses stopped to rest at a gas station.

The burned bus was carrying 52 passengers, 12 of them children. Only 7 people who are accommodated in "Pirogov" Hospital have survived in good condition without danger to life. The youngest patient is 17 years old.

The bodies were burned beyond recognition, which will make it difficult to identify them. It is not yet known whether there were any transfers of passengers between the buses during the break.

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The incident happened around 3 o'clock in the morning.

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The Road Infrastructure Agency announced that the traffic on the highway in the section from the road junction "Daskalovo" to the road junction "Dolna Dikanya" is limited in both directions.

Road Safety Expert: "Even if the Bus Crashed, It Shouldn’t have Caught on Fire"


/BNT

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