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At the very least 12 dead after bus skids off highway in Croatia

At the very least 12 individuals were killed and many others were injured whenever a bus skidded from the highway in northern Croatia, police said.

The passengers were adult pilgrims who have been going to Medjugorje, a Roman Catholic shrine in southern Bosnia, Croatia’s Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic told reporters.

We’ve 43 injured people, of these 12 deceased, said Maja Grba-Bujevi, the director of theCroatian Emergency Medicare Institute.

Emergency workers at the scene of a bus crash in Croatia
Members of the authorities and emergency services just work at the wreckage of a bus accident on the Varazdin-Zagreb highway near Zagreb, Croatia on Aug. 6, 2022.Damir Sencar / AFP via Getty Images

A study into the reason behind the accident was under way, police said, adding that the bus was registered in Poland.

All of the victims are Polish citizens we are able to at this time confirm this, a Polish Foreign Ministry spokesman told Polish private broadcaster TVN24. The bus has Warsaw registration plates.

The accident happened at 5: 40 a.m. local time (11.40 p.m. ET Friday) some 30 miles north of Croatias capital, Zagreb, on the A-4 highway, that is busy through the peak of the tourist season.

Rescue teams were delivered to the positioning of the accident, Croatian media reported. No other details were immediately available.

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