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At least 45 people killed in Bulgaria bus blaze

Driver died so there was no one able to open the doors

23 November, 12:32
(ANSA-AFP) - SOFIA, NOV 23 - At least 45 people, including a dozen minors, were killed after a bus caught fire south of the Bulgarian capital early Tuesday, officials said. A cause has yet to be determined but officials believe a fire broke out on board and the bus crashed into guardrails. There were no other vehicles involved in the accident, which occurred around 2:00 am (0000 GMT) on a highway about 40 kilometres (26 miles) from Sofia, near the village of Bosnek. "Of the victims... 12 in total were under the age of 18," national police chief Stanimir Stanev said. He told bTV television that 45 of the 52 people on the bus were killed. "The driver died immediately so there was no one able to open the doors," he added. North Macedonian Health Minister Venko Filipce told public BNT television that the seven survivors included a 16-year-old girl. (ANSA-AFP).

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