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Cargo Train Derails and Explodes in Bulgaria; 5 Killed, 25 Injured

Cargo Train Derails and Explodes in Bulgaria; 5 Killed, 25 Injured

A cargo train derailed off the tracks and burst into flames in Hitrino, Schumen, Bulgaria, on December 10th. According to sources, the train carrying propane-butane derailed and hit electricity line, which resulted in two explosions, destroying various buildings in the surrounding. At least 5 people were killed whereas, 25 suffered injuries [...]

Bulgarian Bus Driver Sentenced to Five Years in Enturtrans Crash

Bulgarian Bus Driver Sentenced to Five Years in Enturtrans Crash

Two years ago, June 15 2011 a bus accident on the Trakiya highway in Bulgaria resulted in the death of nine. The bus operated by Enturtrans was en route from the Sofia to Burgas when it overturned and burst into flames. The trial has just concluded. Technical failures such as cracks, a damaged break, and poor wiring were determined to be the [...]

Bus Case lawsuit

Bus Case lawsuit

According to Burgas Court during the court case, the Bulgarian Tragedy on the Trakiya expressway--which killed nine people in June 2011 and injured 20--could have been avoided. Bus driver Svetoslav Dimitrov was arrested and later released on bail. Also being charged are owner and manager of the Enturtrans company, which operated the bus, Eniz [...]

Bulgaria Backs Out of Pipeline Deal

Bulgaria Backs Out of Pipeline Deal

The $1.34 billion pipeline deal to carry Russian oil to Greece has fizzled. Bulgaria backed out of the deal. In the Trans-Balkan Pipeline agreement, Russia held 51 percent and Bulgaria and Greece each had 24.5 percent, but Bulgaria is reconsidering the deal. Bulgaria is reluctant to be totally dependent on Russian for energy. The folk of the [...]

Bulgarian Gas Pipe Explodes, Killing 2, injuring 2

Bulgarian Gas Pipe Explodes, Killing 2, injuring 2

What: Pipeline Where: Stryama and Kalekovest Bulgaria When: Nov 12 2011 Who: 2 fatalities, 2 injured Why: While under repair, a gas pipeline between Stryama and Kalekovest in Bulgaria exploded. There is considerable speculation as to the cause, which may have been incorrect repairs made. However, a spokesman for Bulgaria's [...]

Stara Zagora Bus Kills 8, 2 comatose, Death Toll may rise

Stara Zagora Bus Kills 8, 2 comatose, Death Toll may rise

What: Бургас Тур-90 (Burgas Burgas Tour 90) Bus en route from Sofia to the Black Sea city of Burgas Where: Stara Zagora, Southern Bulgaria When: Wednesday June 15 2011 Who: 8 fatalities, 16 injured, 2 in coma (31 passengers in all) Why: The bus hit a traffic barrier near the city of Plovdiv, flipped and burst into flames on [...]

Trains Collide in Bulgaria, Injury count rising

Trains Collide in Bulgaria, Injury count rising

What: Bulgaria-Sofia train collides with local commuter train Where: between Dragoil and Dragoma stations, Bulgaria When: Oct 4 2010 Who: 15 passengers injured Why: Pencho Popov, head of the state-owned BDZ railway announced the collision may have been caused by local station chiefs. The rail is suffering from theft, outdated equipment and [...]

Sofia Trolley Crash

Sofia Trolley Crash

What: two electric trolleys Where: Tsarigradsko Shose, Sofia Bulgaria When: Sept 19 2010 Who: 1 injury Why: One trolley failed to maintain a proper distance and crashed into the bus ahead of him. One child on the second bus was injured.