A bus with tourists overturned near Burgas, 12 passengers were injured

Photo: Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs - Burgas

A serious traffic accident happened today around 17:17 and 45 minutes local time on the "Trakia" highway in the direction of Burgas, where, probably because the XNUMX-year-old driver fell asleep, the bus initially hit a billboard and then overturned into a canal by the side of the road. announced the Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs - Burgas.

It had 17 passengers returning from a trip to Vienna.

According to initial data, 12 passengers were taken to the hospital, five of whom are in serious condition.

The bus driver was breathalyzed, but the sample was negative.

The right lane of the highway is closed to traffic due to the accident, Bulgarian media reports.

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