Bus crash in Croatia kills 12 Polish pilgrims travelling to shrine

Bus crash in Croatia kills 12 Polish pilgrims travelling to shrine

Twelve Polish nationals have died and 30 others were injured when a bus bound for Zagreb veered off a motorway in northern Croatia. The injured were taken to hospitals in the area and 18 were in a serious condition, said Maja Grba Bujević, head of Croatia’s emergency services. Sixteen emergency medical teams were dispatched to the crash site. The Polish consulate employee Dagmara Lukovic said the bus passengers were Polish. The bus was registered in Poland, according to the Croatian interior ministry. The Polish prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, said the bus was taking pilgrims to the Catholic shrine in Medjugorje, a town in southern Bosnia. The shrine is Europe’s third most popular pilgrimage destination after Lourdes and Fatima, although the Vatican has not verified any of the reported miracles that …
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