Terrible consequences of the unprecedented accident in Macedonia: Woman has died, a child's (9) hand was amputated
At least 27 people were injured, two of them seriously, when a Macedonian passenger bus flew off the Veles-Skopje highway on Sunday at around 19:00 h
A woman, who was in serious condition, was first admitted to the Emergency Center in Skopje, when a Macedonian passenger bus flew off the road on Sunday evening, while a nine-year-old child lost its arm.
The Ministry of the Interior Affairs specified that it was a Macedonian bus and that all passengers were Macedonian citizens, the MIA reported. Eighteen injured were transferred to hospitals in Skopje and nine in Veles.
Director of the Emergency Center in Skopje, Ilir Hasani, confirmed that 14 injured passengers were admitted to the facility, including a nine-year-old child in a serious condition.
According to him, the woman who was first received has succumbed to her injuries, and another patient is in critical condition and the child was transferred to the Children's Surgery Clinic.
The Ministry of Health announced that the child has lost its hand, while the other patients were in a relatively stable condition.
Dr. Ivan Spirovski, director of the University Hospital for Surgery "St. Naum Ohridski", said earlier that six patients were examined in the hospital and that they will decide on their possible hospitalization after the final tests.
- One person is seriously injured with the chest contusion and abdomen contusion and is in the testing phase. Another patient has a left upper arm fracture - said Dr. Spirovski.
The accident happened around 19 hours on the Skopje-Veles highway, near Kula, when the bus lost control and flew off the road. Passengers returned from their holidays in Pefkohori, Greece.
(Telegraf.co.uk / Tanjug)
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