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