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Jan 31, 2017

Bodies from bus crash tragedy returning to Hungary on Friday

Italian police announced that they had charged the driver of the bus with vehicular homicide, a charge “involving reckless conduct or negligence leading to serious injury or death"

The bodies of the 16 Hungarians who died in the Italian bus crash tragedy are expected to be transported to Hungary on Friday, Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, has announced.

The minister said that the death certificates will be issued by the local authority that has jurisdiction over the motorway section on which the accident occurred.

Meanwhle, Italian police announced that they had charged the driver of the bus with vehicular homicide, a charge “involving reckless conduct or negligence leading to serious injury or death.”

The bus carrying students and teachers of the Szinyei Merse Pál Secondary School in Budapest, as well as family members, crashed and caught fire on the Venice-Verona motorway just before midnight on January 20.

According to MTI, once the necessary documents are issued, the bodies may be transported to Hungary as early as Thursday, but more likely on Friday, Minister Szijjártó added.