Croatian rescuers remove Polish bus crash wreckage

STORY: Croatian Health Minister Vili Baros said 19 passengers were seriously injured and 13 had minor injuries when a Polish bus filled with religious pilgrims slipped off a road and crashed near Varazdin in northwestern Croatia.

Polish Health Minister Adam Niedzielski is expected to arrive at the crash scene and visit patients in hospitals later on Saturday.

The passengers were adult pilgrims who were travelling to Medjugorje, a Roman Catholic shrine in southern Bosnia, Croatian Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic told reporters.

An investigation into the cause of the accident was under way.