Bus crash in Norway: Ukraine's Ambassador to Norway comments on state of injured in bus crash

12:49 Aug. 3, 2016

Ukraine's Ambassador to Norway comments on state of injured in bus crash

The wreckage of a bus is seen in Valldal, near Geiranger, on the south west coast of Norway, Saturday, July 30, 2016. Photo courtesy - Svein Ove Ekornesvag/NTB Scanpix via AP

All the patients are recovering

Most of the Ukrainian citizens, who were hospitalized after a bus accident in Norway, have already been discharged from local hospitals and are preparing to return to Ukraine.

"Four of our fellow citizens are currently in hospitals. Norwegian doctors said they had to spend a few more days there to complete the course of treatment. Their relatives are with them. Doctors state the positive dynamics of the health status of all the injured Ukrainians. Two of them will be released in the next 2-3 days, treatment of two other citizens may need a few days more,"- the Embassy of Ukraine to Norway said in a statement shared by the Ambassador Viacheslav Yatsiuk.

According to the diplomat,  tourism and insurance companies are expected to timely provide all the Ukrainians with tickets to return home, as well as to meet their other obligations under insurance contracts.

"The most terrible consequence of the accident is the death of Ukrainian citizen. Embassy of Ukraine in the Kingdom of Norway expresses deep condolences to the family. Our priority is to repatriate the body to the homeland," the Embassy stressed.

The law enforcement authorities of Norway are currently investigating the cause of the accident.

As earlier reported, the Ukrainian driver was detained after the bus he drove skidded off the road and fell 6 meters into a ravine. 

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