12 Polish killed in tourist bus overturn in Croatia

At least 12 people were killed when a bus carrying Polish tourists overturned in the Balkan country of Croatia.

Another 31 people were injured in the accident on Saturday.

Croatian government officials said all 31 passengers who survived the bus crash were injured.

Several of them are under treatment in hospital in critical condition.

The Polish Foreign Ministry told local media that the passengers were all adults and citizens of Poland.

The accident happened around 5:40 a.m. local time on the way to Medjugorje, a Catholic church in Bosnia.

Police say the accident occurred when the bus veered off the A-4 road towards Jarek Bisaski and Podvorek in the northeast of Zagreb.

12 Polish killed in tourist bus overturn in Croatia

Croatian Interior Minister Davor Božinović said 11 people were initially believed to have died in the bus crash.

Another person later died while undergoing treatment at the hospital.

While talking to reporters, he said that some of the injured are fighting to save their lives.

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic expressed his condolences to the families of the victims.

Meanwhile, two Polish ministers are visiting Croatia after the accident, local media reported.