46 Dead as Bus Catches Fire in Bulgaria

Sofia, Nov 23 (CSU).- This morning, a bus caught on fire while people were driving in Bulgaria. Forty-six people died, including 12 minors. A little after 2 am, an incident happened near Bosnek. It was about 40 kilometers south of the capital city Sofia. The Interior Minister said that the bodies were burned completely at the scene of the accident. He also said that there was a video of the burnt bus.

Seven people jumped out of the vehicle. They were taken to the hospital in Sofia with minor injuries and burns. They are doing well there. The burnt car, carrying at least 52 people, including two drivers, had North Macedonian license plates and was going from a sightseeing tour of Istanbul.

The accident that is currently being investigated happened on the road linking Sofia to Blagoevgrad. From there, the bus was going to be heading towards the North Macedonia border. The North Macedonian government was told about this. Then, the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister went to Sofia for the accident.

Osmani visited the survivors of the bus accident in Sofia, Bulgaria. The people from this country were Albanian, and he told a reporter at a hospital that they were his country’s people. Bulgaria’s interim Prime Minister, Stefan Yanev, told the press about a huge tragedy. He hopes that we will learn from it and not have another accident like this happen in the future.

The police think that the bus hit a curb or railing. After that, there was an explosion and the bus was destroyed. Rashkov said they are not sure why the driver could not have opened the door for people to escape. One possibility is that the driver died or fell asleep before opening it.

According to news from Bulgaria, four buses of people from North Macedonia entered through the Kapitan Andreevo checkpoint on the border with Turkey.

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