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World Officials: At least 13 dead in Slovakia bus crash

17:35  13 november  2019
17:35  13 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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A bus collided with a truck in Slovakia on Wednesday, killing at least 13 people and injuring at least 20 more. Online news site tvnoviny.sk reported that the bus was carrying high school students.

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - A crash between a truck and passenger bus killed at least 13 people in western Slovakia on Wednesday and injured many Police said several people remained trapped in the bus . No details were immediately available on casualties, which company operated the bus or

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A bus collided with a truck in Slovakia on Wednesday, killing at least 13 people and injuring at least 20 more.

Emergency workers attend the scene after a passenger bus collided with a truck Wednesday Nov. 13, 2019, near the town of Nitranske Hrnciarovce, Slovakia, Wednesday Nov. 13, 2019. Officials say at least 13 people have died in the accident with about 20 injured, some seriously.  (HaZZ-Presidium of Fire and Rescue Corps via AP) © Provided by The Associated Press Emergency workers attend the scene after a passenger bus collided with a truck Wednesday Nov. 13, 2019, near the town of Nitranske Hrnciarovce, Slovakia, Wednesday Nov. 13, 2019. Officials say at least 13 people have died in the accident with about 20 injured, some seriously. (HaZZ-Presidium of Fire and Rescue Corps via AP)

Online news site tvnoviny.sk reported that the bus was carrying high school students.

The accident occurred in Nitranske Hrnciarovce near the city of Nitra, 100 kilometers (60 miles) east of Bratislava, the capital, police and firefighters said.

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BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Officials say a bus has collided with a truck in Slovakia , killing at least 13 people. Police and firefighters say the accident occurred on Wednesday in the town of Nitranske Hrnciarovce near the city of Nitra, 100 kilometres (60 miles) east of Bratislava, the capital.

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - A bus collided with a truck in Slovakia on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 17 more, officials said. Firefighters originally put the number of dead at 13 but later lowered it to 12. The injured are treated in nearby hospitals. Photos from the scene

Emergency services helicopter at the scene after a bus collided with a truck Wednesday Nov. 13, 2019, near the town of Nitranske Hrnciarovce, Slovakia, Wednesday Nov. 13, 2019. Officials say at least 13 people have died in the accident with about 20 injured, some seriously.  (HaZZ-Presidium of Fire and Rescue Corps via AP) © Provided by The Associated Press Emergency services helicopter at the scene after a bus collided with a truck Wednesday Nov. 13, 2019, near the town of Nitranske Hrnciarovce, Slovakia, Wednesday Nov. 13, 2019. Officials say at least 13 people have died in the accident with about 20 injured, some seriously. (HaZZ-Presidium of Fire and Rescue Corps via AP)

Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini called it a “horrible tragedy” and said he was cutting short his visit to Cyprus and heading to the scene.

He offered his condolences to the relatives of the victims.

Firefighters said the number of dead and injured still might rise. They say the truck was loaded with stones.

Photos from the scene published by the police showed an overturned truck on the road surrounded by gray stones and the bus on its side in a roadside ditch.

Further details were not immediately available.

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