Photo Article: National Day Of Mourning On Monday

  • 26 Jan 2017 9:14 AM
Photo Article: National Day Of Mourning On Monday
Hungary’s national flag was hoisted and lowered to half-mast on Monday morning, to pay tribute to the 16 Hungarians who died in a bus crash in Italy. The ceremony was attended by President János Áder, House Speaker László Kövér, and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

The bus, which was transporting students and teachers of the Szinyei Merse Pál Secondary School in Budapest, as well as family members, crashed and caught fire on the Venice-Verona motorway just before midnight on Friday. The group was returning home from a ski trip. Eleven students and five adults died in the accident.


By early afternoon on Monday, four of the most seriously injured survivors of the crash had been brought back to Budapest and were taken to military Honvéd hospital, the national ambulance service said on its website.

Two other survivors, in critical condition, are being treated in hospitals in Verona, while people with light injuries are on their way back to Hungary.

Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.

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MTI photo: Kovács Tamás

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