The bus with North Macedonia license plates and 52 people on board caught fire on a motorway in western Bulgaria this morning.
An employee of the North Macedonia Embassy in Sofia told BTV that most of the fatalities were North Macedonia citizens.
“It was with great sorrow and genuine regret that I received news of the horrible tragedy in Bulgaria in which most of those killed were your citizens. In these difficult moments for the victims’ families, as well as for all North Macedonia, Croatia is with you,” Plenković said in his note of condolence to Zaev.
Izražavamo najdublju sućut @Zoran_Zaev i obiteljima stradalih nakon strašnog požara autobusa na autocesti u Bugarskoj gdje je poginuo velik broj ljudi. U ovim teškim trenucima za cijelu Sjevernu Makedoniju, Hrvatska je s vama! Naše su misli i molitve uz ?? i obitelji stradalih.
— Andrej Plenković (@AndrejPlenkovic) November 23, 2021
Plenković extended condolences to Zaev, the victims’ families, and all of North Macedonia on behalf of the government, the Croatian people, and his own.
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