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At least 45 dead after bus crashes in flames in Bulgaria

At least 45 people have died after a bus crashed in flames on a motorway in Bulgaria.

The incident occurred at approximately 2am on Tuesday on the Struma motorway.

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The bus was reportedly registered to North Macedonia and it currently remains unclear what caused the incident.

Bulgarian officials said the bus appears to have collided with a motorway barrier either before or after it caught fire.

Among the 45 people who died, twelve are understood to be minors. Seven passengers are believed to have survived.

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President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen expressed her sympathies to the crash victims’ families.

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