11 killed in bus accident in Poland in Croatia

Croatian authorities announced Saturday morning that 11 people were killed after a Polish bus crashed in Croatia. sda-ats

This content was published on August 06, 2022 – 09:51


11 people have been killed and several others injured after a Polish coach veered off the road in northern Croatia, the Croatian Interior Ministry announced.

“According to initial reports, a Polish-registered bus veered off the road, killing 11 people and injuring several others,” the ministry tweeted, without specifying the nationalities of the passengers on the Zagreb-bound coach.

Earlier in the morning, police spokesman Matko Muric told AFP they were “foreign nationals”.

“The bus veered off the track and plunged into a ditch on the highway,” he said, “injuring dozens of passengers.”

The bus was traveling towards the Croatian capital on a highway 60km north of Zagreb when the accident happened.

Many tourists

Croatia welcomes millions of tourists during the summer, mainly to the Adriatic coast. Polish tourists are there in large numbers: between January and July, more than 580,000 Polish tourists visited Croatia.

In July 2021, ten Kosovo nationals were killed in a bus accident on a highway in eastern Croatia.

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