This morning prosecutors questioned Bedri Haxhiku, owner of the Besa Trans company, whose bus crashed in Bulgaria on Tuesday morning with loss of 45 lives.

Haxhiku is available to both Macedonian and Bulgarian prosecutors, who hold the lead in the investigation. Macedonian prosecutors supplied their colleagues with DNA materials that are being used to identify the victims and were given documents seized from the Besa company. Due to a number of violations, the company was stripped of its license.

The bus hit a low highway fence that is shielding a rest stop area on its right, then hit a fence on its left and came to a stop. While the damage from the crash seems light, the bus burst into flames, which caused the deaths, and prompted  speculations that the bus was smuggling cheap Turkish oil or, according to the latest conspiracy theory published in a Bulgarian outlet – chemicals used to make drugs.