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A Family of 11 is Among the Dead on the “Struma” Highway Incident

Tragedy on "Struma" Highway: Passenger Bus Caught Fire, Leaving at least 46 Dead Including Children

The Republic of North Macedonia has declared national mourning in memory of the victims of the brutal crash of the Struma Highway.

November 24 has been declared a Day of National Mourning in Bulgaria

Technical Malfunction or Driver Error – the Main Versions of the Tragedy on "Struma"

Tragedy on "Struma" Highway: Passenger Bus Caught Fire, Leaving at least 46 Dead Including Children

A sudden malfunction or driver error are the two leading versions of the investigators of the severe accident. It is clear from the inspection that the bus first deviated and hit the right side of the road and an explosion was heard.

Bulgarian Poll-Winning Party Livestreams Govt Coalition Talks

Kiril Petkov, co-leader of the We Continue the Change party, votes at a polling station during the general elections in Sofia on November 14. Photo: EPA-EFE/VASSIL DONEV

The sessions are being livestreamed on We Continue the Change's Facebook and YouTube accounts and are expected to continue until Saturday.

Bulgaria Bus Crash Kills 45, Including Children

An investigation has been launched after a tourist bus with North Macedonia licence plates caught fire and crashed on the Struma highway near the village of Bosnek on Tuesday morning at around 3am, killing at least 45 people, including some children, Bulgarian authorities said.

Road Safety Expert: "Even if the Bus Crashed, It Shouldn’t have Caught on Fire"

"In all likelihood, there is a human error combined with a technical malfunction, because even if the bus crashed, it should not have caught fire. Rather, people may have died in the fire rather than the crash itself."

This was commented to BNR by Bogdan Milchev from the Institute for Road Safety after the severe accident on the Struma Highway.

The United States Welcomes the Clarification of President Radev's Position on Crimea

Ukraine Summoned the Bulgarian Ambassador due to President Radev's Statement on Crimea

"The United States welcomed the clarification of the position of Bulgarian President [Rumen] Radev yesterday, which confirmed that the country stands behind the territorial integrity of Ukraine and made it clear that Crimea belongs to Ukraine."

Zaev: Terrible tragedy, Most of Victims are Young People who were Probably Returning from a Trip

Tragedy on "Struma" Highway: Passenger Bus Caught Fire, Leaving at least 46 Dead Including Children

The Prime Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, who is on his way to Sofia, told MIA that he had talked to one of the survivors of the terrible accident on the Struma highway, who informed him that he had heard a loud explosion.

Pahor congratulates Bulgarian president on re-election

Ljubljana – President Borut Pahor has congratulated Bulgarian President Rumen Radev on his re-election. He wished him a lot of success in performing important tasks, Pahor’s office said in a press release on Monday.

The presidents also discussed the Covid-19 pandemic and stressed the importance of efforts by both Slovenia and Bulgaria to raise vaccination rates.

Position of the Bulgarian President regarding Crimea

Ukraine Summoned the Bulgarian Ambassador due to President Radev's Statement on Crimea

In connection with questions asked by the media related to interpretations of the words of President Rumen Radev from the pre-election debate on November 18, 2021 on his position on the issue of Crimea, the press office of the head of state informed:

Turkish, Bulgarian foreign minister speak over phone

The Turkish foreign minister and his Bulgarian counterpart held a phone talk on Nov. 22, according to diplomatic sources.

Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Svetlan Stoev discussed bilateral ties and crossings through the border gates between Turkey and Bulgaria, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restriction on speaking to the media.

 

Gerdjikov: Congratulations to the Winner. The Entire State Apparatus Worked for the Acting President

Congratulations to the winners. I hope that their promises will come true, not my predictions. Thanks to all the citizens who voted for us in the first and second rounds. We ran because we thought there was a way to overcome the division, and most of all because we were worried that democracy was in danger.

Rumen Radev is the New-Old President of Bulgaria

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