12 killed, 33 injured as Polish bus crashes in Croatia



BELGRADE (Sputnik) – A bus with Polish license plates crashes in Croatia’s Varazdinska Zpania County, killing 11 people at the scene, one passenger dead in hospital and 33 others injured. was hospitalized. said on Saturday.

The accident occurred at around 5:35 am local time (03:35 GMT) on the highway towards Zagreb, between the villages of Jarek Bisaski and Podgora in Varazdinska Zupanija county. A bus with a Polish license plate derailed near a curve on the highway.

“We received a signal from a Polish citizen who was on the bus. All emergency services, 16 paramedics, police and firefighters were immediately dispatched. Another person died in the hospital, bringing the total number of victims to 12, with many of the victims suffering serious injuries.

Preliminary information indicated that there were no children among the dead and wounded.

The bus, registered in the Polish city of Grodzisk Mazowiecki near Warsaw, was carrying a group of Catholic pilgrims bound for the village of Medugorje in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the minister said. Medics, firefighters and police crews are still working at the scene of the accident. 12 killed, 33 injured as Polish bus crashes in Croatia

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