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Croatia bus crash: 12 killed as coach carrying Polish Catholics to Bosnian shrine skids off road

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A coach carrying pilgrims to a shrine in Bosnia crashed in northern Croatia early on Saturday, killing at least 12 people and injuring several others according to the authorities.Croatia's interior minister said the victims were probably Catholic pilgrims on their way to the Medjugorje shrine.The ministry initially announced on Twitter that 11 people had died.

Officials said one more passenger died later in a hospital and that the bus was carrying 43 people.Some 30 people were injured — 18 seriously — and were transported to several hospitals in Zagreb, said the director of the Croatian emergency services, Maja Grba Bujevic.Croatia’s state HRT television said the most likely cause of the crash was the driver falling asleep.The broadcaster showed video of a smashed blue bus in a ditch next to the highway.

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