At least four passengers were killed in the tragic bus crash which happened this afternoon on the Skopje – Tetovo highway, near the village of Laskarci. A number of passengers also sustained serious injuries and had to be taken immediately to the Skopje hospitals, a pregnant woman among them.

The 8th of September hospital in Skopje is caring for 23 passengers. Three are in intensive care and have life threatening injuries, the hospital informed. Dozens of emergency response teams are still at the site, and there are worries that some of the passengers are still trapped underneath the bus.

According to initial reports, the driver of the bus suddenly lost control of the vehicle, swerved into the left lane, the slid of the road. The bus overturned and landed in a ditch.