Three Romanians died and six were injured in a car crash near the town of Biharkeresztes, in eastern Hungary, on highway 42 on Tuesday morning, around 6 a.m. The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported the victims were in a minibus heading to Romania.
According to a local police spokesman quoted by Daily News Hungary, the minibus had Bulgarian number plates and has collided with a Polish lorry.
The minibus had nine Romanian citizens on board, including the driver and investigators say first information revealed that the minibus crashed into a lorry from Poland, which was parked on the right side of the road.
“Romania’s General Consulate in Gyula was notified over the accident occurred in the morning on July 25 and has taken the necessary actions upon the local authorities to obtain further information. According to the information available at the moment, three Romanian citizens died and another six were injured. The injured were taken and admitted to the hospitals nearby,” MAE says.
A mobile team of the Romanian consulate went on site and to the hospitals where the injured Romanians are admitted to provide the necessary consular assistance.
The precise causes of the accident haven’t been established so far.
The head of the Department for Emergency Situations Raed Arafat stated that two in those six injured are ina serious condition, adding that doctors in Romania are in touch with the doctors in Debrecin in the view of a potential transfer in Romania.
“There are three dead, and six injured, with two of them in serious condition in the hospital in Debrecin. At some point, we’ll bring them in the country, maybe tomorrow if the Hungarian doctors decide so,” Arafat told Agerpres.