Croatia: At least 12 eliminated in scary bus crash including Polish pilgrims


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    The bus left the freeway at high speed on its method to a Catholic shrine in Bosnia (Picture: EPA/AP)

    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.

    Rescuers remove a body from the wreckage of a bus at the crash scene in Podvorec, near Zagreb, Croatia, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. A bus with Polish license plates has skidded from a highway in northern Croatia, and police say more than 10 people were killed. Croatia???s state HRT television reported that several more people were injured, many seriously. (AP Photo)

    The catastrophe took place around 30 miles north of the Croatian capital (Picture: AP)

    epa10108412 Rescue services at a scene of a Polish bus crash on a highway between Varazdin and Zagreb, Croatia, early morning of 06 August 2022. According to Polish Foreign Ministry, 12 people have died in a Polish bus accident that occurred on the 62nd kilometer of the highway between Jarek Bisaski and Podvorec, in direction of Zagreb in Croatia. The rest of passengers travelling in a bus are injured. All people were pilgrims from Poland travelling to Medjugorje sanctuary in Bosnia and Herzegovina. EPA/IVAN AGNEZOVIC

    It’s feared lots more individuals might have been hurt in the roadway catastrophe (Picture: EPA)

    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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