An accident described as “horrific and tragic” in Bulgaria, early Tuesday, after a bus crashed on a highway and caught fire, leaving dozens of deaths and injuries.
And the British newspaper “Daily Mail” reported that a bus full of tourists, coming from North Macedonia, collided at about two in the morning, a barrier on a highway, crashed and caught fire .
And authorities and local media said that the accident killed at least 45 people, including 12 children.
The accident killed at least 45 people
According to Bulgarian Interior Minister Boyko Rachkov he told reporters at the scene: ” I ‘ve never seen a scene more terrifying than this.”
He added : “terrifying incident, a passenger bus Tvhmwa. Impossible to determine their number. There were four buses traveled together.”
Pictures taken shortly after the accident showed the bus on fire, with plumes of thick black smoke rising from the scene.
And “Daily Mail” revealed that 7 people were pulled alive from the wreckage , including a 16-year-old girl, and they were taken to a hospital in the capital, Sofia.
For his part, Stefan Yaniv, Bulgaria’s interim prime minister, who visited the site of the accident, told reporters that the accident was a “great tragedy.”
Seven people have been pulled alive from the wreckage
“I take this opportunity to send my sincere condolences to the relatives of the victims. Let us hope that we can learn lessons from this tragic incident, and can prevent such incidents in the future,” he adde