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One Dead, Many Injured as Bus Carrying Greek Tourists Crashes in Romania

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The accident happened near the center of Bucharest. Credit: Facebook/Florian Tudor Ivan

One person died and 24 were injured as a bus carrying Greek tourists crashed in Bucharest, Romania on Friday.

According to preliminary reports, 47 people were aboard the bus. Those injured have been taken to local hospitals for treatment.

The passenger who lost his life in the crash was later identified as a 50-year-old man from the city of Larissa. One 30-year-old woman is intubated in hospital, where another woman and a man are also being treated for serious injuries.

Bus hit underground passing

The accident happened at Pasajul Unirii in Bucharest which is an underground road passage with a length of 900 meters passing under Piața Unirii.

The bus, which according to some reports began its journey in Larissa, central Greece, hit the underground passing.

A team from the Embassy of Greece in Bucharest rushed to the scene of the accident and then to the hospitals where the Greek citizens are being treated.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Athens confirmed on Friday that three of the injured are in “serious condition” and that Embassy officials remain at the hospitals to offer all possible assistance to the injured.

It added that is in constant communication with the Embassy of Greece in Bucharest and is monitoring the situation.

Bucharest is a favorite destination for Greek tourists

Many Greek tourists travel to Europe for the holiday season. Most are traveling in groups.

Bucharest is a favorite destination due to its proximity and affordability.

Bucharest is the perfect destination for city break holidays in Eastern Europe. It boasts a wide range of cultural attractions, interesting museums, charming parks, really good hotels and hostels that are cheaper than the ones from the West, great restaurants, beautiful architecture, as well as beautiful people.

Being over 555 years old, Bucharest went through a series of continuous changes, representing the central scene of Romania’s political, artistic, university, financial and cultural activity. Between both world wars, due to the elegant architecture and the elite living here, the city was nicknamed “The Little Paris”.

This is a developing story

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