8 killed, 44 injured in a bus crash in south Croatia
8 Czech citizens including a 7 year old boy were killed and 44 injured in a bus crash in Croatia.
The accident happened at around 4 a.m. on Saturday on a motorway connecting the Croatian capital, Zagreb, with the Adriatic coastal city of Split.
Local media said the bus hit the barrier, turned over and smashed into a concrete fence.
The injured were taken to a hospital in nearby Gospic, while three victims with serious injuries, a woman and two children, were transferred by military helicopter to the capital Zagreb.
Zagreb hospital manager Tomislav Luetic told national radio that “a 12-year-old girl suffered severe injuries. She is unconscious and in intensive care. Another girl, 13 years old, suffered a complicated shank fracture.”
According to the injured, the bus started swaying before the crash. The cause of the crash is being investigated.
The bus belonged to a travel agency from Brno.
A spokesman for the travel agency, Martin Vasulin, said all passengers on the bus were Czech nationals, mostly from Brno and Prague.