Bulgaria bus fire: Holidaying families ‘burnt to ash in worst tragedy ever seen’ as 12 kids among 45 dead in coach blaze
The Sun says A BUS carrying holidaymakers “exploded” this morning leaving 45 victims – including 12 kids – “burnt to ash” when a fire broke out.
The blaze erupted in a vehicle carrying tourists returning from a trip to Turkey on a motorway at 2am local time near Bosnek, southwest of Bulgarian capital Sofia.
Bulgaria’s ministry official Nikolai Nikolov said that 12 children were among the victims of the blaze with the youngest reportedly aged 16-years-old.
Footage showed the burnt-out vehicle surrounded by firefighters and emergency crews who had rushed to the scene on the Struma highway in western Bulgaria.
The cause of the tragic crash and fire is still being investigated – but local reports say the coach may have hit a curb or a guardrail.
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