A car drove into a bus stop in the center of the Slovakian capital Bratislava - at least five people died.
A patient is still in mortal danger, the police said on Monday afternoon. In the case of four other injured, the doctors classified the state of health as no longer critical. In the accident on Monday night, students who wanted to take the bus to their boarding schools died in particular. According to the police, the driver was drunk.
Slovakian police chief Stefan Hamran and interior minister Roman Mikulec confirmed media reports that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. A test showed 1.69 per thousand alcohol in the blood. After the accident, he also behaved aggressively towards police officers and rescue workers. He was arrested. According to reports, the man is a senior sports official. His association did not confirm this directly, but regretted the event in a statement published by the TASR news agency.
President Zuzana Caputova combined her condolences with a call to avoid alcohol while driving, so as not to cause unhappiness and grief. Other politicians also addressed the fact that the driver was under the influence of alcohol in their statements of condolence.