Police said a bus carrying tourists on a weekend trip to a nearby resort overturned and then fell down a side road 66 feet below the highway
A BUS crash in Bulgaria has left 15 tourists dead and another 27 injured after the vehicle flipped of highway near Sofia.
Police said a bus carrying tourists on a weekend trip to a nearby resort overturned and then fell down a side road 66 feet below the highway.
The country’s health minister confirmed the tragedy today saying it occurred at around 5:10 p.m. about 12 miles north of the capital.
At least 15 ambulances from Sofia, Montana and Vratsa rushed to the scene and took the injured to hospitals in the capital.
Doctors said some of the injured were in critical condition.
Initial reports suggest the bus lost control on wet asphalt and hit two cars before rolling off the road.
It is still not known exactly how many people were on the bus nor was there any immediate information about the nationality of the passengers.
Bulgaria’s government quickly declared Monday a national day of mourning.