Tag: bus
Balkans 26.05.19 | 12:58

Macedonian drove his bus into an overpass in Plovdiv, sheared it in half

Two Macedonian bus drivers were lucky to escape with their lives as they rammed their bus into an overpass near the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv. Only the two were in the bus at the time of the accident. No serious injuries were reported, but the damage is significant. The driver apparently disregarded...

Macedonia 25.02.19 | 12:13

Two bus passengers remain in critical condition

Two passengers injured in the horrific bus crash on the Skopje – Tetovo highway remain in critical condition, hospital sources say. Fifteen people were killed in the crash on February 13th, when a bus carrying employees, students and passengers from the capital Skopje to Gostivar slid off the highway...

Macedonia 18.02.19 | 15:03

VMRO-DPMNE reveals abuse in the Interior Ministry which may have contributed to the lethal bus crash

VMRO-DPMNE today revealed that the AMZ facility which conducts the mandatory annual mechanical tests for vehicles in Gostivar, had received a ban and was supposed to close down due to violations, but the ban was quickly reversed by the Interior Ministry. This is the testing station which gave the green...

Macedonia 15.02.19 | 13:38

Four patients remain critical, doctors fighting to save a young woman’s leg

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce informed on Friday that four patients who survived the Karpalak bus crash on Wednesday remain in critical condition. Two of them have serious head injuries and are breathing through respirators. Two more turned to the worse overnight due to internal injuries, and were...

Macedonia 14.02.19 | 23:40

Students, parents, grandparents – 14 lives cut short by tragedy

All through the day families in Gostivar were saying goodbye to their loved ones, who died in the bus crash on the Skopje – Tetovo highway. The loss of young men full of potential, parents and grandparents brought grief across the country. One of them, Onur Sadiku, was set to celebrate his 20th...

Sport 14.02.19 | 23:15

Sport teams across Macedonia united in expression of grief

Football teams across Macedonia set aside their rivalry and differences and dedicated their social media pages to an expression of condolences for the 14 people killed in the tragic bus crash on the Skopje – Tetovo highway. Bitter rivals like Vardar and Shkendija had identical looking social media...

Macedonia 14.02.19 | 21:16

Hospital director: two patients remain critical

Hristijan Kostov, director of the “8th of September” hospital in Skopje informed that five patients remain in his hospital following yesterday’s tragic bus crash near Karpalak, and that two of them are in critical condition. A total of 14 people died in the crash, although Gostivar...

Macedonia 14.02.19 | 20:51

Prosecutors looking into statement by Zaev’s adviser who blamed Russia for the tragic bus crash

Sources in the Interior Ministry and the Public Prosecutor’s Office have told the Expres.mk news that they have received the information that Rubin Zemon, SDSM member of Parliament and former adviser to Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, may have some information about foreign involvement in the bus crash...

Macedonia 14.02.19 | 18:02

List of some of the worst accidents in Macedonia’s recent history

Wednesday’s bus crash near Karpalak, on the Skopje – Tetovo highway, which killed at least 14 people is one of the most tragic accidents in Macedonia’s recent history. In the early years of its independence, Macedonia suffered two passenger plane disasters. In March 1993, a Fokker 100...

Macedonia 14.02.19 | 17:38

Bus operator “Durmo” also owns a mechanical test facility, allowing it to avoid independent inspections

The “Durmo” bus company, which operated the Skopje – Gostivar line which ended in tragedy yesterday afternoon, also owns a certified mechanical test facility in Gostivar. Republika attempted to determine today whether the company is using its own facility for the mandatory annual mechanical...

Macedonia 14.02.19 | 16:46

Passenger says the bus driver lost control of the wheel

One of the passengers in the ill fated bus which crashed on the Skopje – Tetovo highway yesterday afternoon told the press that the driver had seemingly lost control over the wheel at the moment of the crash.  We took off around 16:30 and I was sitting on the third right side row. At one point...

Macedonia 14.02.19 | 16:38

Bus driver was not intoxicated, prosecutors examining whether he may have been using a cell phone at the time of the crash

Prosecutors informed that the driver who was operating the bus which crashed on Wednesday with tragic loss of life was not intoxicated. The Durmo company bus was 18 years old and had only recently completed its latest mechanical check and was cleared for commutes in January. After being left on the crash...

Macedonia 13.02.19 | 23:59

Zaev: Bus crash death toll goes up to 14, six are listed as critical

Another person has died in the aftermath of the disastrous bus crash which happened this afternoon on the Skopje – Tetovo highway, increasing the death toll to 14. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev informed that additional six of the passengers are in critical condition. The tragedy happened when a Durmo...

Macedonia 13.02.19 | 23:48

Two days of national mourning declared

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...

Macedonia 13.02.19 | 23:39

Transportation Minister Sugareski says company involved in tragic bus crash had a valid license

Following the bus accident which killed at least 13 passengers, Transportation Minister Goran Sugareski said that the Durmo company had a license to operate and its buses were deemed safe following the mandatory checks. This is not the obligation of the Transportation Ministry, the buses go through the...

Macedonia 13.02.19 | 21:13

Horror bus crash: 13 fatalities, four remain in critical condition

Thirteen dead and four left in critical condition is the outcome of the tragic bus crash which happened on the Skopje – Tetovo highway this afternoon. A bus operated by the Durmo company was taking passengers from Skopje to Gostivar, when the driver lost control over the vehicle near the village...

Macedonia 13.02.19 | 20:09

Horror bus crash: At least 13 fatalities, several in critical condition

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce informed that 13 people died in the tragic bus crash which happened on the Skopje – Tetovo highway this afternoon. Unfortunately this was a difficult accident. All emergency response vehicles were sent to the site, first aid was administered at the site of the...

Macedonia 13.02.19 | 19:03

Bus with 50 on board overturns on the Skopje – Tetovo highway

Rescue teams are feverishly working to save passengers from a bus which overturned on the Skopje – Tetovo highway, near the Karpalak half-way point. About 50 people were on the bus when it slid off the road and landed upside down in a deep ditch. Some of the passengers are injured but there is...

World 03.02.19 | 17:54

Four children among seven killed after bus overturns in Russia

Four children were among at least seven people killed after a bus overturned in Russia, officials said. The bus had been carrying children from the western city of Smolensk to the Kaluga region, south of Moscow. It came off the road and overturned, with pictures showing the bus entirely on its roof in...

Macedonia 28.01.19 | 12:15

Desperate to escape air pollution, families get stuck on Mt. Vodno waiting for a bus for hours in freezing temperatures

A number of families desperate to escape the world record setting levels of air pollution and seek refuge on Mt. Vodno over the weekend suffered in freezing temperatures as the Skopje city bus sent to pick them up got stuck into the lines of cars crowding the mountain. City of Skopje authorities tried...

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