Croatia bus crash: Twelve Polish pilgrims killed and 31 injured

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By Elsa Maishman
BBC News

Emergency services astatine  the country   of the crash.Image source, Getty Images

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The autobus ended up successful a ditch by the roadside

Twelve radical person been killed aft a autobus carrying Polish tourists veered disconnected a roadworthy successful Croatia connected Saturday.

All 31 surviving passengers are injured, with immoderate warring for their lives successful hospital, officials said.

The passengers were each adults and each Polish citizens, the Polish Foreign Ministry told section media.

They were travelling to Medjugorje, a Catholic Shrine successful Bosnia, erstwhile the mishap happened astatine astir 05:40 section clip (04:50 GMT).

The autobus veered disconnected the A4 roadworthy betwixt Jarek Bisaski and Podvorec, north-east of Zagreb.

It was initially reported that 11 radical had been killed. One much idiosyncratic died aboriginal successful hospital, Croatian Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic said.

"Some of the injured passengers are warring for their lives," Mr Bozinovic told reporters.

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković expressed his condolences to the families of the victims, adding successful a post connected Twitter that exigency services were doing each they could to help.

Two Polish ministers are travelling to Croatia successful the aftermath of the incident, section media reported.

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