Bus crash on freeway in Croatia kills not less than 11 individuals


ZAGREB, Croatia — A Poland-registered bus skidded from a freeway in northern Croatia early Saturday, killing not less than 11 individuals and injuring a number of others, police stated.

Croatian police stated on Twitter that “in the skidding of a bus with Polish license plates, according to initial information from the field, 11 people died and several were injured.”

Croatia’s state HRT tv reported not less than 34 individuals have been injured, many critically. It stated the most definitely explanation for the crash was the driving force falling asleep.

The broadcaster confirmed video of a smashed blue bus in a ditch subsequent to the freeway. The bus was touring within the path of Zagreb, Croatia’s capital.

The accident occurred at 5:40 a.m. native time (3:40 a.m. GMT) some 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Zagreb, on the A-4 freeway, which is busy through the peak of the vacationer season.

Rescue groups have been despatched to the placement of the accident, Croatian media reported. No different particulars have been instantly obtainable.

The spokesperson for Poland’s Ministry of Overseas Affairs, Łukasz Jasina, stated on Polish information channel TVN24 that the federal government didn’t have a lot data. He confirmed that the Croatian providers reported 11 deaths.

“Representatives of our embassy are going to the scene of the accident. The Croatian deputy prime minister and the minister of internal affairs are also going,” Jasina stated.

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