The third day of mourning in Northern Macedonia

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Today is the third day of mourning in Northern Macedonia after the bus accident in which 45 passengers lost their lives and seven were injured yesterday on the Struma highway in Bulgaria. There were also children among the victims.

The government on Monday declared three days of mourning across the country for the victims of the tragic accident in Bulgaria.

During the days of mourning the state flag in all institutions, as well as the diplomatic missions of the country abroad, were lowered to half-mast, while all public events were canceled.

Bulgaria, an EU member state with a population of 6.9 million, has faced several deadly road accidents in recent years.

The latest occurred in 2018, when 17 Bulgarian tourists died after the bus slipped and overturned due to humidity.

Accidents are usually caused due to road conditions, old cars and speed.

According to official data, 628 people died in road accidents in 2019 and 463 last year, in the state with 6.9 million inhabitants./Tv21