At least two dead, including a French child from Var, in a terrible minibus accident in Slovenia

At least two dead, including a French child from Var, in a terrible minibus accident in Slovenia

Les circonstances précisent de ce drame sont encore à déterminer (illustration). Midi Libre – MiKAEL ANISSET

At least two deaths, including a French child, were reported in an accident involving a minibus in Slovenia near the town of Vrtojba, on the Italian border, this Friday July 5, 2024.

Two French nationals, including a twelve-year-old child, were killed this Friday July 5, 2024 in a road accident in Slovenia, we have learned< em> Le Parisien from a police source.

Seven other children reportedly injured

According to a press release from the Var prefecture, two minibuses from the department were transporting French children, aged 8 to 15, who were taking part in a sports trip. "According to information known at this time, the death of a child and the driver of the accident minibus is to be deplored", indicates the prefect. Seven other children were reported injured, and were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The precise circumstances of this tragedy are still to be determined. But the vehicle apparently collided with a truck on a Slovenian road, according to local media Delo . A crisis unit has been activated at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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