A bus having 38 tourists on board overturned on Wednesday morning on the European road 87, in the village Baldovinesti, Braila County, the first information indicating that three people died and several were injured.
Although initially reports said the tourists were Ukrainian, later in the day tvr.ro reported they were from the Republic of Moldova.
The spokesman of the Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (ISU) Braila, Stefan Stoian, said that two people, a child and an adult died in the accident. Another child was found dead under the coach.
Braila County Police spokesperson Camelia Bucur said the coach with 38 tourists overturned in a curve on E 87, in the village Baldovinesti, yet the circumstances of the accident are not known.
The bus, registered in Turkey, was on the route Istanbul – Bucharest – Chisinau.
Secretary of State with the Interior Ministry, Raed Arafat, said for Digi24 that 15 ambulance and SMURD crews from Braila and Galati counties have arrived at the scene. He said that all those who were injured and needed hospitalization were taken to hospitals in Braila (16 persons) and Galati (four people).
The Secretary of State says that most passengers were from Republic of Moldova.
“Around 9.20h, under heavy rain, in Baldovinesti locality, the coach registered in Turkey, driven by a Turkish driver, lost control of the vehicle or carried out wrong manoeuvre to change direction in a slight curve to the left,” said Bogdan Zotoi, chief Commissioner of the Braila Road Police for Digi24.