Nov 23, 2021 - World

12 children among 46 people killed in fiery bus crash in Bulgaria

Officials work at the site of a bus crash on a highway near the village of Bosnek Bulgaria, south of Sofia, on Tuesday. The bus had North Macedonian plates. Photo: Dimitar Kyosemarliev/AFP via Getty Images

A bus crashed and caught fire in western Bulgaria Tuesday, killing at least 46 people — including 12 children, officials said, per Reuters.

The big picture: 53 people were on the bus, which was traveling to North Macedonia from Turkey when it crashed on a highway near the Bulgarian village of Bosnek about 2am local time, DW reports.

  • Seven survivors who jumped from the burning bus were in stable conditions in a hospital the Bulgarian capital Sofia, where they're being treated for burns, according to DW.
  • Most of the victims were tourists from North Macedonia, Reuters notes.
  • Investigators said they had yet to determine the cause of the crash.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details, including the number of children to die in the crash, the route of the bus and further information on the survivors.

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