Tag: bus
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...

Balkans 23.12.18 | 17:28

Fourth victim succumbs to injuries sustained in Leskovac bus crash

A woman from Macedonia S.T., who sustained life-threatening injuries in the traffic accident that happened on Dec. 16 near Leskovac, died late Saturday in the Nis Clinical Centre, Serbia’s news agency Tanjug reported on Sunday.

Macedonia 20.12.18 | 19:21

Passengers in shock after bus inspectors beat up a boy in Skopje

A harrowing attack at a bus in Skopje was recorded by a passenger today. Worse yet, the two attackers, who beat up a young boy, were employees of the JSP public transportation company, who likely attacked a passenger without a ticket. – This is the country we live in, under the laws of the jungle....

Macedonia 19.12.18 | 10:49

Two passengers remain in critical condition after Leskovac bus crash

Two female passengers from the bus which overturned near Leskovac during the weekend are still in critical condition. Three passengers were killed and more than two dozen were injured in the accident which happened during a snow storm, when the bus skid off the road and overturned. Both two passengers...

Macedonia 17.12.18 | 21:18

Leskovac bus tragedy: Driver detained, owner denies responsibility

The driver in the fatal bus crash in Serbia which killed three passengers has been detained. Serbian police is still investigating the cause of the crash, which happened near the city of Leskovac, during a snowstorm, and besides the three fatalities, left 32 passengers with various injuries. –...