DNA samples and seized “Besa Trans” documents to be handed over to Bulgarian prosecutors


Representatives of the Bulgarian prosecutor’s office arrived today at the counterpart institution in Macedonia and tomorrow we will hand over the DNA analyses of the victims’ relatives, along with the documents seized from company ‘Besa Trans’ and data from the Ministry of Transport and Communications, said Chief State Prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski on Friday.

Prosecutor Joveski also said another body of a deceased passenger was found in the bus and transferred to the Bulgarian forensics medicine institute.

“This is a person at a younger age. Forty-five passengers were killed in the accident while seven were transferred for treatment in the Sofia-based hospital,” said Joveski.

Asked about the four-day delay in detecting one more body, he said the prosecutor’s office has been transparent throughout the process.

“I am absolutely certain there is no doubt about the recovery of one more body, because as we have seen from the photos, the bus is badly damaged. One more body was found during additional expertise on one part of the bus. Therefore, I assure the public there are no doubts about this and the Bulgarian prosecutors have confirmed this fact,” said Joveski.

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