The accident involving a coach with Polish number plates occurred at around 5.40 am on the A4 motorway between the towns of Jarek Bisaški and Podvorec. Some fire brigade, ambulance and police rescue teams are working at the scene.
The services reported after 8.00 local time that 11 people died and many were injured. The injured were taken to hospitals in Zagreb and Varażdin. All travellers were successfully pulled out of the vehicle. The information about the fatalities and injuries was confirmed by the Croatian Ministry of the Interior.
For the time being, the causes of the accident are not known. Photographs from the scene show that the vehicle drove off the road into a roadside ditch.
According to vecernji.hr, the head of the Croatian Interior Ministry and Deputy Prime Minister Tomo Medved appeared at the scene.
Source: Poland Daily 24, PAP