Sunday, 31 May 2009

Another Bulgarian Dies From The Yambol Coach Disaster

The church bell tolls once again as another fatality from the coach disaster is reported. This brings the tally of dead to 17 as another Bulgarian, only 31 years of age didn't pull through after being tranferred to Sofia. There was another story about a party held by policemen on the same day of the disaster with added allegations that a Bulgarian top rank politician was mixing in the fun - Bad taste!

Another Bulgarian Dies From The Yambol Coach Disaster
The death toll of a bus crash in southeastern Bulgaria rose to 17 Saturday when a 31-year-old woman died of her injuries in a Sofia hospital, doctors said.

The woman was in a coma in Sofia's military hospital after she suffered multiple injuries in the crash in Yambol, 160 miles southeast of Sofia. The bus ran into a group of people Thursday, killing 16 people and injuring another 20, the Bulgarian news agency SNA reported.

The bus, carrying 19 elderly people from a nursery, was descending a steep road on Bakadzhik Moutain when the driver lost control and hit pilgrims walking up the hill to attend a Bulgarian Orthodox church festival.

Prosecutors opened legal proceedings against the driver and the owner of the bus on suspicion the vehicle's brakes were faulty, SNA reported.

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