Thursday 21 November 2019

Driver killed and 25 injured after Polish bus overturns in Serbia

A Polish bus has overturned in Serbia
A Polish bus has overturned in Serbia

A Polish bus carrying more than two dozen teenagers among its passengers has swerved off the road and overturned in northern Serbia, killing a driver and injuring 25.

A police statement said the crash happened at 9.40am on Tuesday near the village of Feketic, about 100 kilometres (60 miles) north-west of Belgrade.

The bus had Polish licence plates and was travelling from Greece to Poland.

It was carrying 50 passengers - including 27 children aged 13-16 - and three drivers, police said.

The statement says an elderly man died in the crash.

The injured were transferred to nearby hospitals.

In Poland, Anna Bialek from the tourist office in the western city of Poznan told local media that one of the drivers was killed in the crash.

She added that the teenagers had been to summer camps.

Ms Bialek said the bus was in good condition and that a burst tire might have caused the crash.

"The person killed had been our driver for many years, with great experience," she said.

"This is very sad news."


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