The Polish Embassy in Zagreb has launched the hotline + 385 148 99 414, where members of the victims’ families can obtain information, said the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Łukasz Jasina, after the accident of the Polish coach in Croatia. According to reports from local services, the vehicle ran off the road and drove into a ditch on the A4 motorway towards Zagreb. There are fatalities and several dozen injured people. Preliminary findings indicate that the bus was most likely from Grodzisk Mazowiecki.
In Croatia, there was a serious coach accident from Poland on the A4 motorway towards Zagreb. According to the latest information, 12 people are dead and several dozen are injured. Foreign Ministry spokesman Łukasz Jasina said on TVN24 that “all victims are Polish citizens”. The services received information about the accident around 5.40 am on the 62nd kilometer of the A4 motorway towards Zagreb between the villages of Jarek Bisaszki and Podvorec. According to the spokesman of the Croatian police, Marko Muric, the bus ran off the road and fell into a ditch.
The Croatian Ministry of the Interior announced that 11 people had died. Later there was information about the 12th fatal accident, who died in the hospital.
Helpline for relatives who have been injured in a coach accident in Croatia
According to the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Łukasz Jasina, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Zagreb launched a hotline for the closest people who traveled by Polish coach. Her number is + 385 148 99 414.
“The Polish consular services are on site and provide the necessary assistance. On the recommendation of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Zbigniew Rau, Minister of Health Adam Niedzielski and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Marcin Przydacz, as well as medics and psychologists from the Humanitarian Aid Team, are going to Croatia today. Medical “- said the spokesman in a press release on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Earlier, Jasina informed that the bus had Warsaw registration numbers, most probably from Grodzisk Mazowiecki. In turn, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that pilgrims on their way to Medjugorje traveled there.
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