A friend of five pilgrims from Konin, who survived the Polish coach accident in Croatia, said in an interview with TVN24 that the news about this event was “a very big shock for her”. – These are people very close to me. We have known each other for many years – said Aleksandra Polewska Wianecka. She said that when a person learns about such a tragedy, it feels as if he has collided with something himself.
On Saturday morning, a Polish bus accident happened on the A4 motorway north of the Croatian capital (Zagreb). 12 people were killed and 32 injured. All victims of the accident were Polish citizens who made pilgrimages to Medjugorje. There were 44 people on the bus – 42 pilgrims and two drivers. The participants of the trip came from Sokołów Podlaski, Konin and Jedlnia near Radom.
Ms Aleksandra Polewska Wianecka, a friend of five pilgrims from Konin who survived the accident, spoke in an interview with TVN24 about what she felt when she learned about the tragedy. – It was a very big shock for me. Shock, disbelief. Such a feeling of unreal – she confessed.
– When a person learns about such an event and it concerns relatives, he actually feels as if he had just collided head-on with something very hard – she said. The woman pointed out that “this is such a shock” and “then such a great tension, very great anxiety”.
Mrs. Aleksandra: this is more than just friends, it is such a family
– These are my friends, they are very close to me. We have known each other for many years – continued Mrs. Aleksandra. As she emphasized, with three for 30 years.
– We know each other very well. We met in church, we experienced different, very important things together, we will meet very often – she said. She admitted that friends from Konin are for her “like sewn-in siblings”. “It is more than just friends, it is such an extended family,” she added.
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