Three Ministers resign over deadly Bulgaria bus crash

Bulgaria’s Ministers of public works, transport and interior affairs today resigned after heavy criticism directed at the government over a deadly tourist bus crash.

Regional development and public works Minister Nikolay Nankov told journalists that he along with Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski and Interior Minister Valentin Radev tabled their resignations today.

Seventeen passengers died when their bus ran off the road in torrential rain and plunged 20 metres into a river gorge in western Bulgaria on Saturday. Four injured are critical.

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov had earlier today asked the three ministers to step down, days after initial results from a probe into the crash found the road had been recently repaired using a substandard quality of asphalt.

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