A Mi-17 military transportation helicopter crashed on Monday evening near Krumovo air force base close to Plovdiv in central Bulgaria, killing both pilots, Captain Plamen Panteleev, 48, and Captain Stoyan Nedelchev, 45.
A third person on board, engineering officer Alexei Kamenov, survived the crash and was severely injured, but managed to crawl out of the wreck.
The Prosecuting Magistracy charged former executive director of Irrigation Systems EAD Dimitar Ivanov with inflicting BGN 2,986,355 detriment on the state-owned company resulting from the conclusion of four disadvantageous contracts for legal services between November 2013 and November 2014, and embezzling BGN 6,056 in the form of a mobile handset and two laptop computers.
Several hundred people have demonstrated against government plans to accommodate migrats near the village of Boyanovo, Southern Bulgaria.
Officials intend on using the premises of the old barracks near the village to make room for arriving migrants, as the operated by the State Agency for Refugees have run out of free beds.
The US company Sensata, which is a leading supplier of sensors and controls, is constructing its second manufacturing plant in Bulgaria.
The mayor of Maritsa municipality Dimitar Ivanov explained that the first stage of the plant will become operational in June and will employ 1500 people, the news website Dnevnik reports.
Today is the last day for Bulgarians living abroad to apply for voting in the early elections in October, Nova Tv reminds.
This can be done on the website of the Central Election Commission or by letter to the diplomatic service. If possible, Bulgarian nationals can sign and submit their application in person.