Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published June 23, 2013 at 11:29 AM | Page modified June 24, 2013 at 1:26 AM

  • Share:
           
  • Comments (0)
  • Print

Romania sends plane for victims of bus crash

Romania sent an aircraft on Monday to bring home survivors of a bus crash which killed 18 Romanian tourists in central Montenegro.

The Associated Press

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
No comments have been posted to this article.
Start the conversation >

advertising

PODGORICA, Montenegro —

Romania sent an aircraft on Monday to bring home survivors of a bus crash which killed 18 Romanian tourists in central Montenegro.

The plane left Bucharest bound for Montenegro's capital Podgorica, where 28 injured passengers were hospitalized, defense minister Mircea Dusa said.

The bus fell from a bridge over the Moraca river during a rainstorm and crashed some 40 meters (130 feet) into a ravine on Sunday. It was not immediately clear what caused the driver to lose control as the bus broke through the fence on one side of the bridge.

Police initially said Sunday that 13 people were killed, but the number of fatalities grew to 18 overnight. Forensic pathologist Miodrag Soc told the AP that the victims will be identified by their families.

Altogether 29 people were injured, including a child who was at the bridge at the time of the crash, officials said.

The winding road that leads from Serbia in the north through the Moraca canyon and then to the seacoast is notorious for traffic accidents because it is narrow, and slippery in wet weather.

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

The summer is wide open.

The summer is wide open.

Follow our three-part "Washington's National Parks" series running through August 10 for an in-depth look at some of our local treasures.

Advertising

Partner Video

Advertising


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►