The Macedonian Government will cover the cost of transporting the bodies of the 45 passengers and drivers who were killed in the disastrous bus crash in Bulgaria, and of their burials.

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani is coordinating the efforts here and said that he met with a number of companies that will be hired. The bodies, some of which are badly charred, are still being identified and it may take up to a week for them to be returned to the country.