At least 15 people lost their lives, while many others were injured on Saturday when a bus collided with cars, then went off the road and overturned in the Iskar Gorge passing through the Balkan Mountains in Bulgaria, Sofia Globe reported. The accident took near the town of Svoge around 5:30 pm (1:30 GMT), according to the media.
According to preliminary information, low visibility might have caused the accident. The driver of the bus with passengers reportedly has lost control over the vehicle.
The bus has lost control, hit a few cars on its way and has come out of the roadway. The machine has overturned and has fallen from 20 meters to a ground below the road level. pic.twitter.com/phy73a1XbL— Ruslan Trad (@ruslantrad) August 25, 2018
Reacting to the tragedy, President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev reportedly canceled celebrations dedicated to the 141st anniversary of the heroic battles on Shipka in the Russian-Turkish liberation war of 1877-1878.
The country's Prime Minister, in his turn, announced that August 27 would be declared a day of national mourning.