Nine Romanians died Tuesday afternoon in a road accident in Hungary. The incident occurred on the national road 4, at the 58th km. The car was registered in Romania, and in the van there was an undefined number of passengers, stiri.tv.ro reports.
The Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) has activated the crisis cell. “The Embassy of Romania in Hungary manages by way of consular assistance the case of the road accident on May 22 near Budapest, Hungary, with a van registered in Romania involved,” the communiqué reads.
The Romanian diplomatic mission has taken emergency steps to the local authorities in view of getting information about the victims’ identity.
A Consular team went to the site of the accident for consular assistance.
Current information reveals that the van was speeding and while trying to overtake a vehicle went into collision with a large lorry coming on the opposite lane. The accident occurred on National Road 4 in Hungary, about 60 km from Budapest.
It seems the victims were locals from Deaj village, Mica commune, Mures County and were returning home from Slovenia.
Further information says the driver was streaming live on Facebook when the accident occurred, according to dejeanul.ro.