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A bus transporting Polish tourists drove off a road on Saturday, killing twelve people in Croatia.

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According to authorities, all 31 remaining passengers are hurt, with several battling for their life in hospitals.

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The passengers were all of legal age and all nationals of Poland, the Polish Foreign Ministry said.

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When the incident occurred at at 05:40 local time, they were en route to Medjugorje, a Catholic shrine in Bosnia (04:50 GMT).

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Northeast of Zagreb, between Jarek Bisaski and Podvorec, the bus left the A4 highway.

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11 deaths were first stated to have occurred. Later, a second individual passed away in a hospital,

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according to Croatia's interior minister, Davor Bozinovic.

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According to Mr. Bozinovic, "several of the injured passengers are battling for their life."

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Andrej Plenkovi, the prime minister of Croatia, sent his sympathies to the relatives of the victims and said in a tweet that

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the emergency services were doing everything they could to assist.

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Following the event, two Polish ministers are visiting Croatia, according to local media.

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