Twelve Poles die, 31 injured after Croatia bus crash

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Twelve people died and 31 were injured, 18 of them seriously, after a bus Polish with religious pilgrims leave a road and land near the town of Varazdin, in northwest Croatia this Saturday (6), officials said.

Police, firefighters and medical personnel were dispatched to the scene of the accident, which occurred at 5:40 am local time, near the municipality of Breznicki Hum, in the direction of the capital Zagreb, police said.

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“We have 43 people injured, of which 12 died,” said Maja Grba-Bujević, director of the Croatian Emergency Medicare Institute.

“All the victims are Polish citizens – at this point we can confirm this,” a spokesman for the Polish Foreign Ministry told Polish private broadcaster TVN24. “The bus has Warsaw plates.”

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The passengers were adult pilgrims traveling to Medjugorje, a Roman Catholic shrine in southern Bosnia, according to Croatian Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic. An investigation into the causes of accident is in progress.

Source: CNN Brasil

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