At least 12 individuals have actually passed away after a bus bring pilgrims skidded off the roadway in northern Croatia.
It is thought the catastrophe might have taken place after the motorist dropped off to sleep at the wheel.
The car included has Polish licence plates and was bring 43 individuals at the time it careered off the roadway.
Several more individuals are reported to have actually been seriously hurt in the dreadful crash.
Croatia’s state HRT tv reported that about 30 individuals were hurt, lots of seriously.
It stated the most likely reason for the crash was the motorist going to sleep however an examination was continuous.
The broadcaster revealed video of a smashed blue bus in a ditch beside the freeway.
It was heading towards Zagreb, the Croatian capital, en path to a Catholic shrine in Medjugorje, a town in southern Bosnia, according to Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
He stated on Facebook: ‘This early morning, I discussed the information of the catastrophe with Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, who guaranteed the complete assistance of Croatian medical services.
‘I recommended our consular services to organise a support organisation for the families of accident participants.’
Croatian interior minister Davor Bozinic stated the bus stemmed from ‘a place near Warsaw’ which ‘according to some information’ it was bring pilgrims to Medjugorje.
The mishap took place at 5.40 am regional time around 30 miles north of Zagreb, on the A-4 freeway, a path which is hectic throughout the peak of traveler season.
Rescue groups were sent out to the place of the mishap and an examination into what triggered it was continuous, Croatian media reported.
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