At least 45 individuals killed in bus accident in Bulgaria

About a dozen kids have been on the bus as seven passengers have been saved and brought to a hospital, inside ministry says.

At least 45 individuals have been killed in an in a single day bus accident on a freeway south of the Bulgarian capital.

The reason for Tuesday’s accident on a freeway 40 km (26 miles) from Sofia has but to be decided.

“Forty-five or 46 people were killed,” Nikolay Nikolov, head of the hearth security and civil safety division on the inside ministry, advised public broadcaster BNT.

“Seven passengers were saved” and brought to a hospital within the capital, he added.

According to the bTV channel, 12 kids have been onboard the bus, which was travelling from Turkey’s important metropolis of Istanbul to Skopje in North Macedonia.

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, who reportedly intends to return to the scene of the crash, stated the victims have been in all probability fellow Macedonians.

“We don’t know if all the victims are from North Macedonia, but we assume so because the bus is registered in the country,” he stated in an interview with Nova TV.

The state prosecutor’s workplace has launched an investigation.

A view reveals the positioning the place a bus with North Macedonian plates caught fireplace on a freeway, near the village of Bosnek, Bulgaria [Stoyan Nenov/Reuters]