Mayor of Pernik: The Crashed Bus Tore about 50 meters of Guardrail in the Area of the Accident

Tragedy on "Struma" Highway: Passenger Bus Caught Fire, Leaving at least 45 Dead Including Children

The crashed bus tore about 50 meters of guardrail in the area of ​​the accident. This was said by the mayor of Pernik Stanislav Vladimirov to journalists on the occasion of the severe bus accident in which 46 people died, a reporter told FOCUS News Agency.

Bulgarian Census 2021: 5.2 Million People or 78% of the Population have been Counted so far

The census is slow - only 78 percent of people have been counted so far, and the deadline is Sunday, October 10, said at a press conference the head of the National Statistical Institute Sergei Tsvetarski.

Another extension will not help, and the data will become out of date, he said.

Bulgaria: Daring Robbery on Struma Highway in Pernik Region

A cash collection car which was transporting the turnover of a restaurant near the Struma highway was robbed.

 According to information from BTV and Nova TV, the stolen amount is about BGN 500,000.

The car was transporting the money from a fast food restaurant. The robbers were in two cars, which probably  had stolen license plates.

Bulgaria Elections 2021: Alcohol Banned in Several Municipalities

Plovdiv mayor Zdravko Dimitrov has banned the sale, serving and consumption of alcohol in public catering establishments and other public places on April 4, the day of Bulgaria's parliamentary elections.

The ban will be in effect from 6am until 9pm on Sunday. Voting in Bulgaria's parliamentary elections is scheduled to end at 8pm.

Bulgaria: April Comes with Weather Surprises, Snow on Election Day

A Mediterranean cyclone will remind Bulgarians of winter on election day. The low atmospheric pressure zone is expected to form along the Adriatic coast at the beginning of the weekend, and on Sunday its center will cross Greece and head for the Black Sea. At the same time, a portion of cold Arctic air will also sweep in from the northwest to the Balkans.

Bulgaria: Heavy Rains Cause Rivers to Overflow, Emergency Situation Declared in Tran

Heavy rains in recent days have increased river levels in Pernik region. In some places rivers have overflown their banks and caused flooding, and a state of emergency was declared in the town of Tran, BNR reported. It is in force as of today and will last for 7 days.