A bus carrying approximately 50 Ukrainian refugees collapsed at dawn on a major highway in northern Italy, killing one passenger, according to Italian firemen.
According to Italian state radio, numerous people were hurt in the accident on the A14 autostrada near Forli’, a town in the Emilia-Romagna area of northeastern Italy. According to the report, the remaining of individuals on board were successfully evacuated.
The bus crashed on its side on a grassy slope near a farm field, just beyond a highway railing. Firefighters utilised two cranes in an operation to raise and remove the bus.
According to the Italian Interior Ministry, the bus had left Ukraine and was on its way south to Pescara, an Adriatic coastal city, when it flipped. The passengers were brought to a neighbouring police barracks for immediate assistance before continuing their journey, according to the ministry.
Some 35,000 Ukrainian refugees fleeing war in their homeland have entered Italy, the majority of whom have entered across the country’s northeastern border with Slovenia.