Nov 23, 2021 - World
12 children among 46 people killed in fiery bus crash in Bulgaria
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.