Bus Falls Off Bridge In Montenegro: 18 Killed, 28 Injured After Plunging 160 Feet Into Ravine [VIDEO]

By Staff Reporter on June 24, 2013 4:38 PM EDT

Montenegro bus crash
A Montenegro bus crash kills 18, injures 29. Responders help the victims from the wreckage. (Photo: YouTube)

A Montenegro bus crash occurred Sunday when slippery conditions caused the bus to skid off the Zdrijelo Bridge and fall 160 feet into the Moraca river ravine below. The bridge connects a very mountainous region along Montenegro's Adriatic Sea coastline.

First responders and the police rushed to help the victims stuck in the wreckage of the Montenegro bus crash. Sixteen of the 46 Romanian tourists were killed in the crash. Two more victims succumbed to the injuries at the Podgorica hospital.

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According to AFP, the tragic Montenegro bus crash happened on a very rainy Sunday and is one of the deadliest accidents to ever occur in the Adriatic republic. The tourists involved in the Montenegro bus crash were mostly older tourists. What's more, a 12-year-old Montenegrin boy was injured when the bus struck him as he walked along on the road. Thankfully, the boy's injuries are not life threatening. However, several of the injured have yet to emerge from critical condition.

"The driver drove a little too fast and the bus slid," a survivor Carmen Dorobet told Montenegrin media.

According to Fox News, the mountainous roads of norther Montenegro is a site of frequent road accidents.

In 2006, a train traveling within the area somehow derailed, which cost the lives of 47 passengers.

Finally, watch the tragic footage of the Montenegro bus crash:

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