By Alessandro Pellegrino
At least 45 people died in Bulgaria tonight in the crash of a bus carrying citizens of North Macedonia.
The accident occurred “on the highway 40 km south of Sofia”, said commissioner Nilolay Nikolov, head of the disaster emergency service, adding that “seven passengers were rescued”.
At the moment it was not possible to determine the cause of the accident. 12 children were also in the vehicle, which came from Istanbul and headed for Skopje. “It is a tragedy. We do not know if all the victims are from North Macedonia, but this is what we assume because the bus is registered in the country,” Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said.