At least 12 Poles killed, 43 injured in Croatia bus crash

Photo: Screenshot from Reuters video.

At least 12 people were killed and 43 injured when a Polish bus filled with religious pilgrims slipped off a road and crashed near Varazdin in north-western Croatia early on Saturday, officials said as quoted in a Reuters report.

Medial teams and firefighters were sent to the site of the accident near Breznicki Hum in the direction of the capital Zagreb, the police said as quoted by Reuters.

“We have 43 injured people, of them 12 deceased,” said Maja Grba-Bujević, the director of the Croatian Emergency Medicare Institute.

“All the victims are Polish citizens,” a Polish Foreign Ministry spokesman told Polish private broadcaster TVN24.

Croatian Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic said the passengers were adult pilgrims who were on the way to Medjugorje, a Roman Catholic shrine in southern Bosnia.