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In Croatia A Bus Swerves Off The Road Killing Ten People And Injuring 45 More

Authorities reported a bus drove off a highway in Croatia early Sunday, killing ten passengers and wounding at least 45 others, some of whom were critically injured.
The accident occurred at 6 a.m.
(12 a.m. GMT; 0400 GMT)
EDT) at the village of Slavonski Brod on the route from Zagreb, Croatia’s capital, to the Serbian border.
The bus was parked on the side of the road in the grass near the road’s edge, according to photos taken at the scene.
Although traffic on the highway was halted, firefighters and rescuers could be seen around the bus.
The bus had Kosovo license plates and was on a regular route from Germany to Pristina, Kosovo’s capital, which is located south of Serbia, according to police.
The cause of the accident was not immediately determined.
The bus was carrying 67 passengers, including children, and two drivers, according to officials.
The 45 injured were sent to hospitals in Slavonski Brod, according to local police chief Franjo Galic, who described the disaster as “one of the worst accidents I have ever seen.”
According to hospital chief Josip Samardzic, eight persons suffered critical injuries.
Afterwards, Health Minister Vili Baros stated that 15 minors were passengers, with one girl suffering critical injuries.
Andrej Plenkovic, the Prime Minister of Croatia, sent “sadness and anguish” and expressed condolences to the families of those killed in the crash as well as the people of Kosovo.
Plenkovic tweeted, “We hope the injured recover.”
Kosovo’s interior minister traveled to Croatia, where top officials extended condolences to the victims’ relatives and voiced hope for the injured’s quick recovery.
President Vjosa Osmani, who is in Tokyo for the Olympics, expressed her condolences in a Facebook statement.
“We are close to the families who have lost loved ones in this catastrophe with our hearts and spirits,” Osmani said.
“It’s an unspeakable sadness and a terrible loss.” The highway where the accident occurred is a major thoroughfare through Croatia, which is particularly congested during the summer months due to tourism and migrant workers returning home from Western Europe.

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