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.
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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