Six people died and 35 were injured in an accident involving a Ukrainian bus in southeastern Poland. Oleh Nikolenko, the speaker of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, announced this on his Twitter page.
"Traffic accident in Poland: the number of injured has increased to 35 Ukrainians. Everyone is provided with the necessary medical and consular assistance. We are grateful to the Polish side for the prompt response," the message says.
Earlier, on Saturday, the bus, with 57 people on board, fell into a ditch at night.
About a hundred rescuers and two helicopters, as well as Ukrainian consuls, arrived at the scene.
The injured were taken to local hospitals and the remaining passengers were brought to a local school.
"The accident happened on February 15, at about 3 pm, in the town of Podsedice, Litoměřice, the Czech Republic. According to Czech media, two minibusses and a truck collided on the road. Two foreigners, who were on the bus, died on the spot," reads the message.