Bulgarian Interior Minister Boyko Rashev admitted that he was horrified by the picture of the consequences of an accident in which more than 40 bus passengers were killed. This is reported by RIA Novosti.
“Not everyone can stand this sight. I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s hard to even understand how many people were burned there,” the minister said. He also assured that a detailed investigation will be conducted into the accident with dozens of victims.
The accident occurred on November 23 at 3 a.m., near the village of Bosnek in the Pernik region. The bus with 52 passengers was heading from Istanbul to Northern Macedonia. When the accident happened, the car caught fire, killing 46 people, including 12 children.
All the victims turned out to be citizens of Northern Macedonia. According to the Bulgarian authorities, the main causes of the accident could be a wet road, a technical malfunction of the bus and a driver who fell asleep at the wheel. The investigators also admitted that the bus could have caught fire even before the accident.