Tag: bus crash
Macedonia 13.02.21 | 12:38

Two years since the Laskarci bus crash: 16 victims, none convicted

On this day two years ago, a fatal bus crash happened on the Skopje-Tetovo highway, near the village of Laskarci, in which 16 people were killed and over 30 passengers were injured. Even after two years, the people of Gostivar remember the tragic event with great sadness. The bus of the company “Durmo...

Macedonia 21.03.19 | 22:45

Macedonians ride buses and vans with defective brakes

Macedonia has a serious problem with public transport. Old rusty vehicles, defective brakes, unsafe transport … The ‘Durmo Tours’ bus accident that occurred on February 13 near Laskarci disturbed the public. The Ministry of Interior carried out Wednesday technical inspection on vehicles...

Macedonia 14.03.19 | 12:08

Brake defects and driving above speed limit main causes for Laskarci bus accident

Brake defects and driving above the speed limit are the main causes for the bus accident near Laskarci, which led the Basic Prosecutor’s Office to initiate proceedings against seven people who were detained in a police station. Owner of “Durmo Tours” company and bus driver detained Public...

Macedonia 14.03.19 | 11:27

Owner of “Durmo Tours” company and bus driver detained

Six people were detained in relation to the bus accident near the village of Laskarci, which happened a month ago, on February 13, on the Skopje-Tetovo highway. Among them are the bus driver and the owner of the bus company “Durmo Tours”. The Basic Public Prosecutor’s Office is expected...

Macedonia 14.03.19 | 11:03

Public Prosecutor to present information on the Laskarci bus crash

Public Prosecutor, Sasho Rajcev, will present Thursday at a press conference information on the investigation into the bus accident near the village of Laskarci. 15 people were killed in the bus crash that occurred on February 13 this year around 17:00 h near the village of Laskarci. The bus of the company...

Macedonia 19.02.19 | 19:03

Driver from the bus disaster left Gostivar along with his family

Manoil Trifunovski, the Durmo company bus driver who was driving the bus which crashed on the Skopje – Tetovo highway last week, in an accident which killed 15 people, left his hometown of Gostivar. Journalists visiting his home report that his house is empty, the mail left uncollected. The victims...

Macedonia 16.02.19 | 10:42

Death toll goes up to 15 in fatal bus crash near Laskarci

Another person injured in the bus accident near Laskarci, who was treated at the Clinic for Resuscitation and Intensive Care in the Clinical Center, succumbed to injuries, increasing the death toll to 15, the Ministry of Health confirmed for Republika. Five more patients remain in critical condition. More...

Macedonia 15.02.19 | 20:49

Mobile phone of driver of ill-fated bus handed over for analysis

The mobile phone of Mane Trifunovski, the driver of the ill-fated bus that crashed on the Skopje-Tetovo highway, killing14 people, was handed over to the Prosecutor’s Office to investigate whether it was used at the time of the accident, TV21 reports. The Prosecutor’s Office through the...

Macedonia 15.02.19 | 19:06

20-year-old girl has leg amputated after fatal bus crash

The latest information is that six people are still in critical condition after the bus accident on the Skopje-Tetovo highway. One of them is a 20-year-old girl who has severe leg injuries. Six patients are still in critical condition. Four of them are treated in KARIL with severe injuries in the abdomen,...

Macedonia 14.02.19 | 16:18

Identities of all 14 victims in Tetovo – Skopje bus crash released

Remetula Abduraimi, the only child in the Abduraimi family Valdete Hamiti (1989), from Debreste, mother of two children Jovica Trpevski from Gostivar, son of  MP Blagojce Trpevski Besim Kamberi, from Senokos village near Gostivar Onur Sadiku (19), from Gostivar Esat Emruli, from Gostivar Ajdin Ismaili...

Macedonia 14.02.19 | 15:10

US flag flown at half-mast in tribute to bus crash victims

The US flag in front of the US Embassy in Skopje today and tomorrow will be flown half-mast to pay tribute to the victims in Wednesday’s bus accident at Skopje-Tetovo highway. The US Embassy expressed heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and wished for a full recovery of the injured.

Macedonia 14.02.19 | 12:51

Bus driver released from hospital, was conscious all the time

The driver of the Durmo Tours bus suffered minor injuries, and as the Minister of Health, Venko Filipce, informed, he was released from hospital. Prime Minister Zaev while visiting the injured treated at the “September 8th” hospitals said that the investigation is still ongoing, and yesterday...

Macedonia 14.02.19 | 11:14

Another person succumbs to injuries – death toll reaches 15 in fatal bus crash

Another person has died in the aftermath of one of the most fatal bus accidents in the history of Macedonia, increasing the death toll to 15. The tragedy happened when a Durmo company bus, taking 50 passengers from Skopje to Gostivar, slid off the highway near the Karpalak half-way point, turned upside...