At least 45 people have died after a bus with North Macedonian plates caught fire on a highway in western Bulgaria on Tuesday, officials have said.
Children were among the victims, and seven people with burns were taken to hospital in the capital, Sofia, the head of the fire safety department at the interior ministry, Nikolai Nikolov, told BTV television.
“At least 45 people were killed after a bus caught fire and crashed, or crashed and then caught fire,” Nikolov said.
The accident happened around 2am near the village of Bosnek. The site of the accident has been sealed off.
Most of the victims were from North Macedonia, an official from the North Macedonia embassy in Sofia told BTV.
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