Bulgaria Bus fire

Dozens killed in Bulgaria bus fire, including children

The incident happened on a motorway around 2am local time near the village of Bosnek, south-west of the capital Sofia.

Children were among the victims, ministry official Nikolai Nikolov told BTV television.

The cause of the crash and fire is being investigated. Local reports say it may have hit a curb or a guardrail.

Seven people who leapt from the burning bus were reportedly taken to hospital in Sofia and were all in a stable condition, hospital staff said.

Bulgaria's interior ministry said 45 people died, one less than the toll given earlier.