Tragedy in Bulgaria: At least 46 killed in bus fire – 12 children among them

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A shocking tragedy occurred in the early morning hours of Tuesday (23/11) on a highway in Bulgaria, where at least 46 people lost their lives, among them 12 children, when one bus which transported citizens of Northern Macedonia took fire, while returning to Skopje after a visit to Istanbul.

THE Nikolai Nikolov, A Bulgarian Interior Ministry official said the tragedy, which took place at 02:00 (Greek time and time), on a section of a highway near the village of Bosnek, about 40km south of the capital Sofia, had resulted in death. 46 of the 53 passengers while seven “could be saved” by jumping from the burning bus.

The seven survivors, who were burnt, were rushed to the emergency department of a Sofia hospital, Nikolov told the state-run BNT television network. Their condition is characterized as stable. At least 12 children were among the victims, Bulgarian news agency BGNES and other Bulgarian media reported.

The causes of the fatal accident remain unknown so far. Mr. Nikolov said earlier that it is not clear yet if the fire caused, or was caused by, the vehicle in which the vehicle was involved. The scene of the accident has been cordoned off by the police. The caretaker Prime Minister of Bulgaria Stefan Janev went on the spot, according to the APE-MPE.

The Prime Minister of Northern Macedonia Zoran Zaef spoke of “tragedy”. “It is a tragedy. “We do not yet know if all the victims are citizens of Northern Macedonia, but we assume that, as the bus had our country’s license plates,” Zaef told Nova television.

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