President Stevo Pendarovski has extended his deepest condolences to the families of those killed and injured in the bus accident on a motorway in Bulgaria early on Tuesday.

In these difficult moments, I express my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of all persons and our fellow citizens who lost their lives and were injured in the horrific bus accident that occurred on the territory of neighboring Bulgaria. I expect the authorities to conduct a full investigation, to determine the causes and responsibility for the tragedy, which is not remembered in our recent history. In the days of mourning that follow, may the souls of the victims rest in peace and I wish a speedy recovery to those injured, said the President.