Ukrainian bus carrying 55 people overturns in Slovakia, children are among the injured
A bus from Ukraine carrying 53 passengers and two drivers has overturned near the village of Dargov, Trebisov district, Slovakia. Nine people, including children, were injured in the wreck. Firefighters and rescuers are working at the scene
The Slovak media outlet SME reports.
An officer of the regional fire and rescue service in Košice said that 8 firefighters with four pieces of equipment were working at the scene.
The Operations Center of the Emergency Medical Service of the Slovak Republic reported that the injured passengers are conscious of head and limb injuries. Currently, nine victims have been registered, including children.
However, they note that the number of victims may increase and add that they are being transported to hospitals in Kosice and Trebisov.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleh Nikolenko said that all 53 passengers were Ukrainian citizens, Ukrinform reports.
According to him, 8 Ukrainians suffered moderate injuries. They are now being assisted with the necessary medical care, and there are no threats to their lives. The rest of the passengers are transported to the city of Kosice, where they are waiting for another bus.
The Ukrainian consuls are working with Slovak law enforcement officers to clarify all the circumstances of the accident and are monitoring the provision of medical care to the injured.
"Our diplomats will also make sure that the remaining passengers travel to Kyiv on a new bus provided by the carrier," Nikolenko said.