Bus Crash in Croatia Kills at Least 10, Injures 44

A bus traveling from Germany to Kosovo on a highway in Slavonski Brod, Croatia has swerved and crashed early on Sunday, killing 10 people and injuring at least 44 others.

The accident happened when the driver of the bus apparently fell asleep while driving along the highway between the Croatian capital of Zagreb and the Serbian border. Police said the bus slid off the road into the grass before flipping on its side.

The bus was traveling from Frankfurt, Germany to Pristina, Kosovo’s capital, with 67 passengers on board, including children and two drivers, one of whom died in the accident.

Officials have transferred the 44 injured to local hospitals. Slavonski Brod hospital chief Josip Samardzic said eight people had serious injuries.

Authorities have detained the bus driver.

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic expressed “sadness and grief” and extended his condolences to the victims’ relatives and the people of Kosovo.

Kosovo’s president, Vjosa Osmani, also expressed her sorrow in a message on Facebook and declared Monday a national day of mourning in Kosovo.

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