Tuesday, June 22

At least 15 people dead after tourist bus plunges 20m off road in Bulgaria

At least 15 people have been killed in a road crash in Bulgaria involving a bus carrying tourists.

Police said the bus was carrying tourists on a weekend trip to a nearby resort when it overturned and then plunged down a side road 66ft below the main route it had been travelling on.

Another 27 people were injured in the incident.

The accident happened at 5.10pm local time on Saturday, 12 miles north of the capital Sofia.

Health officials said some of those injured are in a critical condition.

There was no immediate information about the nationality of the passengers.

Following the crash, the government immediately declared Monday a national day of mourning.

Source: National News Agency