Bus crash on highway in Croatia kills at least 12
Updated 17:46, 06-Aug-2022
The crash scene near Zagreb, Croatia, August 6, 2022. /CFP

The crash scene near Zagreb, Croatia, August 6, 2022. /CFP

Twelve people were killed and 31 injured, 18 of them seriously, when a Polish bus filled with religious pilgrims slipped off a road and crashed near Varazdin in northwestern Croatia early on Saturday, authorities said.

Police, firefighters and medical teams were deployed to the site of the accident that occurred at 5:40 a.m. local time near Breznicki Hum in the direction of the capital Zagreb, the police said.

"All the victims are Polish citizens - we can at this point confirm this," a Polish Foreign Ministry spokesperson told Polish private broadcaster TVN24. "The bus has Warsaw registration plates."

The passengers were adult pilgrims who were traveling to Medjugorje, a Roman Catholic shrine in southern Bosnia, Croatian Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic told reporters.

An investigation into the cause of the accident was underway.

Source(s): Reuters

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