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12 children burnt alive in Bulgaria bus crash that claimed 46 lives

12 children, were killed when their bus crashed and erupted in flames in Bulgaria early Tuesday, authorities said. The bus was travelling along the Struma motorway, in South-West Bulgaria, on its way from Istanbul to North Macedonia’s capital of Skopje when it crashed on Tuesday, November 23.

The bus was carrying a total of 52 passengers, most of whom were tourists from North Macedonia, when the incident occurred.

According to authorities, the identification of the dead would be difficult as the bodies were severely damaged by the fire, BNT reported.

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Children among at least 45 dead in Bulgaria bus fire

Children among at least 45 dead in Bulgaria bus fire

At least 45 people including 12 children have been killed after a bus caught fire on a highway in western Bulgaria early on Tuesday.
A senior interior ministry official confirmed that children were among the dead and seven people, who had jumped out of the burning bus had been taken to hospital for treatment in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, with burns.

The incident happened on the Struma Highway, 28 miles west of Sofia, at around 2am local time, and either the “bus caught fire and crashed, or crashed and then caught fire”, Nikolai Nikolov said.
He said there were 45 fatalities. But the ministry later said there were 46 casualties, before giving a further update of one less than the toll given earlier.
There were 53 people on board the bus, it added.

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