Croatia.- A bus with Polish license plates left a road in northern Croatia in the early hours of Saturday and caused at least 11 deaths and several wounded, according to police.
“In the accident of a bus with Polish registrationaccording to the first information on the ground, 11 people died and several were injured,” the police explained on Twitter.
Croatian television station HRT reported at least 34 injuries, many of them serious. The most likely cause of the accident was the driver falling asleep, he added.
The images broadcast by the chain showed a destroyed blue bus in a ditch next to the highway. By vehicle he was traveling in the direction of Zagreb, the country’s capital.
The crash occurred at 5:40 a.m. about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Zagreb, on the A-4, a busy motorway during the height of the summer holidays.
Authorities sent rescue teams to the crash site, according to Croatian media. At the moment no further details were available.
Polish Foreign Ministry spokesman Lukasz Jasina told Polish television station TVN24 that the government did not have much information, but confirmed that Croatian services reported 11 deaths.
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“Representatives from our embassy are going to the crash site. Croatia’s deputy prime minister and interior minister will also go,” Jasina said.