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On Saturday, April 4, Bulgaria marks 11 years since the tragic incident in the Lim River.
On April 4, 2004, 12 Bulgarian kids died in a heavy road accident of a tourist passenger’s bus, which fell down in the Lim River.
At around 10 p.m. the bus slips on the slippery road Prijepolje and Bijelo Polje and falls down into a 40-meter canyon at the border between Serbia and Montenegro, in the deep water of the Lim River.
The bus was transporting a group of schoolchildren from the Bulgarian town of Svishtov.
According to information of the Svishtov mayor’s administration, there were 41 schoolchildren aged 12-19, seven teachers, one guide and 2 drivers travelling in the bus.
The rescue operations were joined by policemen and firemen from Prijepolje and Bijelo Polje, as well as by many local residents from the village of Gostun.
12 kids died in the crash, while 22 of the rescued were hospitalised in Prijepolje and 17 were sent to a hotel in Bijelo Polje.
The bodies of two of the victims were missing for about a month. They were found by divers on April 25 and May 4.
Every year on this day the parents of the victims gather at the cemetery in the town of Svishtov to commemorate the children, while the Angels from Lim Foundation organises different events to raise awareness and sent a message to the drivers and institutions in charge of the road safety.
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