Dangerous Weather: A Tree Fell on a Car and Killed a Man in SofiaIncidents | November 18, 2023, Saturday // 17:40| views
A man died in Sofia in an accident as a result of the strong wind, announced the Ministry of the Interior. In the afternoon hours today, the Second Regional Police Office received a report of an incident on the capital's "Iliantsi" Blvd. According to initial information, the strong wind caused a tree to fall on a car moving on the roadway, in which a man and a woman were traveling. The 65-year-old man died on the spot, and his wife is in serious condition. She was taken to hospital for medical treatment. Traffic on "Iliantsi" Blvd. is temporarily stopped in both directions.
A warning code has been issued across Bulgaria today due to strong winds. Earlier in the day, BNT reported that in connection with the wind today in Sofia, the teams of the "Emergency Assistance and Prevention" Directorate responded to 18 signals. They are for fallen tree branches, construction fences, sheet metal and advertising and informational elements from billboards. Emergency crews are on the ground and conducting patrols.
The Sofia Municipality reminds citizens to be careful when moving and to remove loose objects from their terraces and balconies. Construction companies should check their sites and secure structural scaffolding and construction fences, and commercial companies should check advertising and informational elements and billboards.
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