The tragedy on Wednesday afternoon, when a bus with 50 passengers slid off the Skopje – Tetovo highway, killing 13 on board, caused an outpouring of grief across Macedonia.

President Gjorge Ivanov expressed his deepest condolences to the families of those killed and wished that the injured recover fully.

Two days of mourning were declared – the 14th and the 15th of February. \

Expressions of sorrow came from abroad as well. Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov joined in the condolences to the families of those killed.

On social media, Skopje citizens were offering their homes to the families of the injured passengers who came from Gostivar to be with their loved ones. Most of the victims and the injured were from Gostivar, where the bus was headed.