To this moment, the Prosecutor’s Office has no new information in relation to the tragic accident, nor have we agreed for them to submit to us all the information. We are convinced in the professionalism of the Bulgarian prosecutors and that they will shed light on all circumstances regarding the tragedy, says State Prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski.
In a statement for Telma television, Joveski confirmed that there had been some problems yesterday for our forensic experts to enter at the autopsy, but that they have been overcome and now our representatives from Forensic Medicine are working on the autopsies.
– We agreed already yesterday with the prosecutor leading the investigation in Bulgaria for us to provide biological traces from the relatives of the victims. A greater part of these traces were collected yesterday at the Institute for Forensic Medicine. This morning I was informed that two-three more members of the families should provide biological traces and we expect this process to be completed today. We have agreed with the Bulgarian prosecutor to send investigators so that we can send them samples of the DNA analyses that will be performed in Skopje and that will be compared with the data from the autopsies of the victims and DNA analyses performed in Sofia, stressed Joveski.
As he said, for now, he cannot say when the remains of the victims can be transferred from Bulgaria to our country, though he expects this to be done soon.
As to the question regarding “Besa Trans”, the control of this transporter, the technical inspection of the bus, the state prosecutor replied that at this moment he would not comment on certain facts and circumstances.
-During this investigation procedure that the Bulgarian prosecutors are leading, among else, we expressed readiness to fully cooperate on all issues, documents and data necessary for them, stressed Joveski.
He added that first the outcome of the procedure in Bulgaria will be awaited, and then, depending on all that, an assessment will be made and an appropriate decision will be made in the Prosecutor’s Office.
According to Joveski, all measures need to be taken so that such accidents do not happen.
-In the part of our competence, it is quite clear that we will wait for the procedure that is taking place in Bulgaria, because all aspects of the specific event are being investigated. I announced even yesterday that some documentation for the vehicle has been provided and will be put at the disposal of the prosecutors in Bulgaria, Joveski is decisive. / MIA
Translation: N. Cvetkovska