Day of mourning in Montenegro for victims of two accidents

The Montenegrin government has decided to declare Wednesday a day of mourning, after the deaths of 18 Romanian tourists in a bus crash on Sunday.

Source: Beta, Tanjug

The day will also commemorate four Montenegrin men who died this week near the town of Bar.

The Romanian bus skidded off the road and into a 30-meter ravine on the Podgorica-Kolašin road on Sunday during a rainstorm.

29 people were injured, three of whom still in a life-threatening condition.

The cause of the accident is yet to be determined, with Montenegrin investigators attempting to recover the digital tachograph, hoping that the data from the device will shed the light on the circumstances of the deadly crash.

Meanwhile, some of the survivors have been giving contradictory statements about what the person who drove the bus looked like, and whether or not the driver was speeding.

It is unknown which of the two drivers - one of whom died - was at the wheel when the bus fell down the Morača River canyon. One of the drivers carried a Romanian police ID.

According to media reports, a majority of the passengers said that the driver did speed. One of them was quoted as saying that the driver "drove like crazy."

Montenegro is today also honoring the victims of another accident, when four young men died in Dobre Vode, in Bar, as they were cleaning a well.

When one of them fell down the well the other three climbed down to help him, but they all died.


Romania to observe day of mourning

Romanian PM Victor Ponta has said that his government will declare Wednesday a day of mourning after 18 Romanians died in a bus crash in Montenegro.

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